Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"We were this close to going out forever"

Humanity nearly died out about a million years ago:
Early humans living about one million years ago were extremely close to extinction. Evidence from a novel genetic approach, one that probes ancient DNA regions, suggests that the population of early human species back then, including Homo erectus, H. ergaster and archaic H. sapiens, was 55,500 individuals, tops.
I assume we can credit a proto-John Connor for organizing us and teaching us how to fight.

1 comment:

lidzville said...

It was Lark's cousin having the half-Cylon baby with that tall dude -- when the saber-tooth tigers got one whiff of that, they backed the eff off.