The only people who would be surprised by this latest revelation are those who still cling to the belief that civilization began in Mesopotamia. This belief is further reinforced by anthropologists insistence on a single Out of East-Africa theory. I guess its because they much admire the fine features of Eastern-Africans (Ethiopians, Somalis, Eretraens etc.) despite the fact that most Western Europeans do not share these 'fine' features.
Anyone willing to do their own research would have figured out by now that there was a Western Migration out of Africa into Europe, millennia before Africans were first able to exit Africa from the East. Klippel-Feil syndrome is an autosomal inheritance from the Neandertal, as its effects includes laryngeal malformation.
Maybe now that Euro-Scientists are willing to acknowledge the Neandertal as a member of their ancestral family tree they'll explain to us why the genes of Bos primigenius, the auriginal domesticated cattle, is common in South-West African, The Canaries and South-American Cattle; and different from Bos Indicus, domesticated cattle introduced into Africa from East Asia.
Maybe now we'll finally learn whether or not the Neandertal represents human evolution or human regression as many of their recessive genetic traits could be easily explained by vitamin deficiencies and forced physical adaptation to a cold environment; and that since in the course of Human history or pre-history the earth's climate was hotter before it became cold, adaptation to a cold climate was secondary to the nature of humans. They may even finally acknowledge that the mark of Cain might be Afro-Asiatic or Australoid dermal melanocytosis or that the Mongoloid is a hybrid of the Neandertal and Australoid.
Maybe now Plato's Atlantis will receive serious consideration and the link between Central America's Olmec civilation, Kushite (Both Afro and Indo) civilization and Keltic civilization will be acknowledged and correctly dated; and Herodotus and other ancient historians will be given the full credit for their abilities as recorders of history and not be called liars when their accounts do not coincide with the pueudo history of contemporary Euro-Scientists; and ancient geographers would be recognized for their contributions as well without being subjected to ridicule, as they, contemporary geographers, are still unable to locate Ptolemy's Ethiopian sea, and I'm not speaking of Abyssinia.
Maybe now Gerald H. Massey would be recognized for his reconstruction of human history without the benefit of contemporary human technology. Maybe now they'll pay attention to Charles Hapgood and the ancient Maori; or truly explain the effects of continental drift; why the current configuration of earth's land masses bares no resemblance to its configuration as recent as maybe 100k-50kya; well within even their timeline for modern human evolution.
Maybe if they can get over their hubris and accept that as creatures of nature we'll never be exempt from her changes; and just maybe, they'll begin prepare the world for Mother Nature's impending change/retaliation.
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