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← New evidence suggests Stone Age hunters from Europe discovered America

yanquetino's Avatar Jump to comment 3 by yanquetino

Meh. It only makes sense that a few caucasoides could have migrated to the Western Hemisphere during the previous Ice Ages, perhaps before but certainly while mongoloides were doing the same from the opposite direction. In that regard, this "new" evidence is hardly surprising.

What discourages me is that I have seen, time and time again, that Mormons inevitably seize upon these discoveries to try and claim that they "prove" the Book of Mormon, i.e., that a couple of Jewish families escaped the Babylonian invasion of Jerusalem around 600 CE and sailed by boat to the Americas --hence Native Americans are their descendents, no matter what their DNA tells us.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 04:59:43 UTC | #922675