Pale Skin: An Adaptation?

 Pale-skin is no more adapted to cold, dark climates than it is to anywhere else.

Contrary to popular claims, pale skin is not an adaptation to lack of sunlight.  If that were so, then the darkest places in West Asia (“Europe”), which have the world’s palest people, wouldn’t have the highest rates of skin cancer.  If pale skin “evolved” because people needed to absorb more sunlight rather than be protected from it, then the sparse sunlight of northwest Asia (northern “Europe”) would not harm the pale people there.  But this is not so.  In fact, that is the place of the highest rates of skin cancer:

melanoma europe

It should be noted that, this is an EU map, and Norway is not part of the EU.  If it were, it would likely be amongst the other northern countries (Sweden,Denmark & Finland) with the highest skin cancer rates.

Now the following maps does not list country names, but if you have some knowledge of where the previous chart’s leading countries for skin cancer are, you will see that they coincide with paler skin (1st map below) and paler eyes & hair (2nd map below).

skin color map hair and eye color

So if pale skin were an adaptation to sparse sunlight, then why are pale-skinned people so ill-adapted?

And if you don’t need skin color to be protected from the sun in dark, cold, snowy climates, then how do you explain snowburn?

http://www.thephora.net/forum/archive/index.php/t-97822.html
http://www.thephora.net/forum/archive/index.php/t-97822.html

You’ve heard this “theory” many times, but it’s simply not true.  If it were so, Far West Asian (Western “European”) explorers would not have needed winter clothes in South America while brown-skinned natives went naked:

Despite the extremely cold climate in which they lived, early Yahgan wore little to no clothing until after their extended contact with Europeans.[5] They were able to survive the harsh climate because:

  1. They kept warm by huddling around small fires when they could, including in their boats to stay warm. The name of “Tierra del Fuego” (land of fire) was based on the many fires seen by passing European explorers.

  2. They made use of rock formations to shelter from the elements.

  3. They covered themselves in animal grease.[6]

  4. Over time, they had evolved significantly higher metabolisms than average humans, allowing them to generate more internal body heat.[7]

  5. Their natural resting position was a deep squatting position, which reduced their surface area and helped to conserve heat.” (wikipedia)

This is what cold-adapted humans look like:

Yaghan Family
Yaghan Family

And if paleness were an adaptation to cold and lack of sunlight, then why aren’t native Siberians and Alaskans pale?

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(Photos from Real History Worldwide)

White Skin for a Black Sun?

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Pale-skinned people need as much- or more- protection from the cold than everyone else.  And even in the darkest of places, their skin is still not protected from the sun.  So neither the pale skin, nor the relatively narrower facial features, nor any musculo-skeletal or cranial features of the “white” “race” are an adaptation to cold.

Pale skin is not suited to sunlight, at least not the light of this sun.  So why do people keep claiming that it is?  Perhaps the reference is not to this sun, but the Black Sun of Theosophy & Esoteric ‘Nazism’/Esoteric Hitlerism, popularized in the Soundgarden hit “Black Hole Sun”?

black hole sun

Could the source of energy and life on earth have once been another sun, to which pale skin was suited?   Could the earth have later broken away somehow until being captured by the gravity of our current star?  That would certainly make sense out legends of floods and underground civilizations, and the documented Ice Age and need of West Asians (“Europeans”) to live in caves.  Here’s an interesting video about life on earth between suns:

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Proof Ancient Egypt was a Nordic Empire ;)

The ancient Egyptians were white.  Some even claim that they were Nordic.  The mummy of the Pharaoh Ramses II is indisputable proof.

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Afro-centrists aren’t getting around this one.  Only “white” people have these facial features:

caucasian 2

And the winners of “The Ramses II Look-Alike Contest” are…

[drumroll]

ramses lookalile

…all blonde, white, Nordic, Germanic, Teutonic Danish Vikings!

Funny, I don't FEEL Nordic...
Funny, I don’t FEEL Nordic…

See Ramses come face-to-face (literally) with modern northeast African men for a comparison (skip to 4:30):

Egypt (Ta-Merry, Ta-Nehisi, Meroe, Kemet) had Black natives, but it was a crossroads of cultures.  So let’s just play devil’s advocate, and argue that  Ramses was “white”:

American President Barack Obama is “black” (actually half “white”, so technically grey).  If people exhume his remains, and those of his wife and children 2,000 years from now, sequence their genomes and measure their skulls, should they conclude that all Americans throughout its history were “black”? 

Sounds stupid, doesn’t it?

Not every ruler, or person living in Egypt, was originally from Egypt (that’s certainly the case today).  Some dynasties were west Asian, like the Greek Ptolemaic Dynasty.  Persians ruled Egypt from time to time, as did Turkic Muslims and Romans.  And nobody knows where the Hyksos came from, but they were “white”.  The native Egyptians were “black” Africans, but there were “white” people in Egypt (similar to America or Brazil with their natives marginalized to the point of invisibility by a cosmopolitan mix of invaders.)i

Here’s the real, real truth:  You know very little about race, and what you (think you) know doesn’t benefit you:

Common Racial Notions

  1. “Black” people have broad noses, woolly hair and full lips.

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2. “White” people have long, lank hair blond, and blue, green and hazel eyes.

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3.  (East) Asians have “slanted”* eyes.

*epicanthic fold

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By that “logic”, this is a White Black Man…

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…and this is a Black White Man…

black- straight hair, thin features

 

And these are…  ??

pale, straight blond hair

Back to the Original Topic

They were Northeast Africans, meaning they typically exhibited dark skin, gracile musculature, wavy to kinky hair, and often had “negroid” facial features:

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Akhenaten, Father of Tutankhamen

Amāna- ātpa (Amenhotep III, Amenophis III;
Amāna- ātpa (Amenhotep III, Amenophis III; “Amun is Satisfied”)
Never make the mistake of thinking Egypt was the Origin of knowledge and understanding... It was the last of the African dynasties.
Never make the mistake of thinking Egypt was the Origin of knowledge and understanding… It was the last of the African dynasties.

Circumcision Helps Cut HPV Transmission Rate, Study Finds

Among HIV-negative sexual partners, male circumcision helps prevent the transmission of human papillomavirus from men to women, according to a new study.

However, circumcision offers only partial protection and partners must still practice safe sex, the researchers pointed out.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection that puts women at risk for cervical cancer. Previous research has shown that circumcision reduces the risk of HPV infection in men.

In this new study, researchers analyzed data from two clinical trials in Uganda that followed HIV-negative men and their HIV-negative female partners between 2003 and 2006. The incidence of new high-risk HPV infection was 23 percent lower for women with circumcised partners than for those with uncircumcised partners, the investigators found.

“Along with previous trial results in men, these findings indicate that male circumcision should now be accepted as an efficacious intervention for reducing heterosexually acquired high-risk and low-risk HPV infections in men who do not have HIV and in their female partners. However, our results indicate that protection is only partial; the promotion of safe sex practices is also important,” concluded Drs. Aaron Tobian and Maria Wawer, of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

The study was published online Jan. 6 in The Lancet.

In an accompanying commentary, Dr. Anna R. Giuliano of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and colleagues wrote: “Recent findings add important evidence for the promotion of male circumcision in countries without well-established programs for cervical screening. Additional interventions to reduce HPV infection, such as provision of vaccines for HPV prevention, will be essential to reduce invasive cervical cancer worldwide. Male circumcision is associated with slight reductions in high-risk HPV, while licensed HPV vaccines protect with high effectiveness against only a limited number of HPV types. Therefore, the two interventions are likely to have important synergistic effects.”

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about HPV prevention.

— Robert Preidt

SOURCE: The Lancet, news release, Jan. 6, 2011

Last Updated: Jan. 07, 2011

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Circumcision Helps Cut HPV Transmission Rate, Study Finds

Melanin: More or Less…

We humans are mesmerized by melanin, the pigment that gives color to our skin, but almost always for quite the wrong reasons.

Clearly melanin is a handy and fascinating compound, with an intriguing evolutionary history. But because its effects are so visible in our skin, it has for centuries been made to bear an utterly undeserved burden of sociological and political significance. As is detailed elsewhere in this issue, there are far more genetic differences among the people who make up these arbitrary constructs we call races than there are differences between races. It is time to move away from simplistic efforts to explain all our differences in terms of just one molecule and to pay attention to the tens of thousands of other molecules that make up our wondrously complex cells–and selves.

Neuromelanin isn’t obviously related to skin pigment.  People with albinism, who have no melanin in their skin, hair, or eyes, have normal amounts of melanin in their brain cells.

As for the real significance of brain melanin, the jury is still out–we have no idea what it does. We do know that a lot of it is found in the substantia nigra (the “black substance”), a darkly colored structure buried deep in the brain that makes dopamine. We also know that melanin- rich cells in the substantia nigra are the ones most likely to be destroyed in people who have Parkinson’s disease, resulting in tremors and rigidity. But whether this preferential destruction is due to some property of the neuromelanin or is the result of some other process that just happens to destroy neuromelanin-rich cells is not yet clear. What is clear is that.

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Circumcision & Keratin: A Matter of Life and Death

We found three associations, three things that are more frequent in HIV positive men than in HIV negative men.  That was past history of sexually transmitted diseases, particularly diseases that cause ulcers, frequent sex with prostitutes and being uncircumcised.  Men who were uncircumcised had about a four- to five-fold increase in likelihood of being HIV positive.

Even without ulcers, uncircumcised men were still 8 times more likely to get HIV. Having a foreskin alone seemed to radically increase their chance of getting the virus.

The virus gets in where the skin isn’t protected by keratin. This is a cross-section of human skin, the dermis and the epidermal layer of cells above and on the surface layer a protein called keratin forms a thick, protective coating. If this keratin layer is intact it is almost impossible for viruses to get into the body and there are very few places on the body that are not covered in keratin.

Keratin is a thick layer which is impervious to micro-organisms and this is one of the reasons why, despite what people think, skin does not get very commonly infected, unlike mucosa such as the nasal tract, the lungs, genito-urinary tract which gets much more common infection, infected. In fact most infections are upper respiratory or genitals.

The inside of the foreskin has got much less keratin on it and so it’s likely to be the site of viral entry into the body and in addition it’s got all these amazing cells called Langerhan cells which sort of gobble up and internalise the virus.

Their job is to defend the body against infection. They have arms that reach out to the surface of the skin and trap viruses and deliver them to the immune system so they can be destroyed, but the danger from HIV is different to other viruses. HIV hijacks the Langerhan cells and when it gets into the body the virus wreaks havoc and starts to destroy the immune system.

Oh it’s a Trojan horse basically. The Langerhan cells is in fact a line, allowing a virus to enter the body and carry it to the very system, namely the lymph glands, where those viruses can start proliferating.

Langerhan cells reach up to the inner mucosal surface of the foreskin. With little keratin covering the cells here it is much easier for them to reach out to the HIV virus and there are more of them.

We’ve found a larger number of Langerhan cells in the foreskin, therefore the chance of the foreskin being infected is so much greater, therefore it fits the bill.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2000/valley_hiv_transcript.shtml

In an age before mass communications and government health warnings, health practices were necessarily encoded into religious doctrine. The logic behind a taboo on eating the flesh of swine is the same logic behind removing the foreskin. It wasn’t for no reason that ancient religions mandated circumcision.

Further to this, how much money does the Big Pharma AIDS money-go-round make? Let’s float this as a hypothetical – If there were billions of dollars in AIDS for Big Pharma, and if circumcision offered a cheap non-patentable alternative with no market for Big Pharma big money drugs, would Big Pharma throw up its hands and thank God a cure had been found at last with nary a tear shed at the billions they were going to miss out on? Or might they be cynical enough to sling a day’s income (ie. a few million) at whomever they could find to tell us that circumcision is a really bad idea? I wonder…

http://churchofnobody.blogspot.com.au/2008/06/circumcision.html

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Albinism?

In 2005, our lab uncovered one of the most pervasive genetic mutations on SLC24A5, the contributor to the light skin color of Europeans. When compared to Africans, Europeans are 10-20 times more susceptible to the deadliest form of skin cancer—melanoma. Despite their similarly light skin color, East Asians have melanoma incidences similar to Africans.

linguistically “whiteness” = “albinism”…

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Light Skin Comes from Asia

About 20,000 years ago, a person lived somewhere in the Middle East or Central Asia who bequeathed the genetic coding variant for lighter skin not only to all Europeans, but also many Indian people.

“We don’t know if this human dwelt in Mesopotamia, Iran, or the valley of Fergana, but clearly that’s where the light skin color has its beginnings,” said Richard Villems, a professor of archaeogenetics at the University of Tartu.

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Skin May Hide Clues to How Long You’ll Live

Here’s even more reason to worry about wrinkles — women with fewer age lines tend to have lower blood pressure, a lower risk of heart disease and stroke and a greater chance of outliving their more wrinkled friends

Read more: Skin May Hide Clues to Longer Life | TIME.com http://healthland.time.com/2013/11/07/what-your-skin-says-about-how-long-youll-live/#ixzz2nCIZmv2Y