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    • #1261
      quinny1
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      why have humans got different colour skin? white, black, chinese etc…. could someone explain this to me please? Skilban dont’t repy as i would like a real answer to my question! thanks

    • #25356
      skilban
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      I feel people have different skin types due to the environment they were brought up in and over time, the colour of their skin has changed because of this, their is also the other idea of this which is that God had something to do with skin colour.

    • #25359
      Chris4
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      Isn’t there evidence that the first man was in africa and therefore black. And as people migrated to colder climates changed skin colour? I don’t know how many years this would take?

      Skiban did reply 😆 .
      altho he mentioned that god may have something to do with it. The way i see it – If you believe in God then he created life, the universe and everything from the beginning. Now.
      Would god allow us to evolve skin colour after he created us? He would have created us as perfect – correct? And therefore as he created us we assume he created skin colour, from the beginning. Unless you are saying we all started out as one skin colour and that god after a few thousand years decided to change things a bit. I don’t think many people would agree with this.
      Im just pointing out that I think the idea that God had something to do with skin colour is an inane statement, if he created us.

    • #25365
      James
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      I think it’s to do with humans ability to produce vitamin D from sunlight. When humans migrated to less sunny environments, the need to absorb more sunlight for vitamin D increased. White absorbs more sunlight than black, thus enabled the human’s vitamin D levels to rise again, in these sunlight deficient areas. Generally, to the furthur north/south extemities, the more white people become.

    • #25369
      mith
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      I think there’s a problem with classifying skin as black/white because it really isn’t a correct description. The skin is darker when there are more melanin, and the skin appears “whiter” when it has less melanin. A more appropriate description would be to say white skin is “clear” since it allows more sunlight to penatrate, otherwise white would actually reflect more light than black.

    • #25370
      Navin
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      How are the alleles which control skin colour like?
      Are they simple to comprehend.

      Also, I have an aunt who has a dark skin colour who married a Danish (with white skin) and is living in Denmark. (Europe COLD)
      They had 2 children of which both have white skin. Though this specimen size is rather small, is it true that in western countries like that, the white skin thing is dominant?

    • #25371
      James
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      quote mithrilhack:

      I think there’s a problem with classifying skin as black/white because it really isn’t a correct description. The skin is darker when there are more melanin, and the skin appears “whiter” when it has less melanin. A more appropriate description would be to say white skin is “clear” since it allows more sunlight to penatrate, otherwise white would actually reflect more light than black.

      Yes, good, important point

    • #25396
      MrMistery
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      The color of your skin is give by 2 genes that are not alleles. The result is a sum of dominant and recessive genes which means that the more dominant genes you have, the more melanin you will have.
      Example:
      Gene 1: X1x2
      gene 2 X1x2
      Black person has all four genes dominant: X1X1X2X2
      White person has all recessive genes: x1x1x2x2

      Skin color is, as said, an adaptation to the environment. It took 2 milion years to create all races of humans. Black people remained with dark skin, since they are from africa where it is hot and they need the extra melanine to absorb the light, white people did not need this feature anymore, some that lived in cold environment even needed all the light they could get
      Hope it’s clear
      reagrds,
      Andrew

    • #25398
      kandarp shah
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      [quote="quinny1"]why have humans got different colour skin? white, black, chinese etc…. could someone explain this to me please? Skilban dont’t repy as i would like a real answer to my question! thanks[/quote

      i believe in darwinizm………ya that’s why people has defferent traits,color,etc….. 🙂

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