Science: Remnant Genetics: Tibetans Inherited High-Altitude Gene From Ancient Human

“A “superathlete” gene that helps Sherpas and other Tibetans breathe easy at high altitudes was inherited from an ancient species of human. That’s the conclusion of a new study, which finds that the gene variant came from people known as Denisovans, who went extinct soon after they mated with the ancestors of Europeans and Asians about 40,000 years ago…”

Nonsense …not an ancient species of human but the remnants of our once genetically richer and more robust ancestry. Whether it is the ability to see better in the darkness, or to dive deeper and longer into the depths, or to excel physically in the thin air of high mountains, all such genetic-based abilities illustrate the fact that our progenitors were not inferior, but rather superior, to us physically — and in many cases, mentally. Click http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/07/tibetans-inherited-high-altitude-gene-ancient-human for the rest of the article.

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