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Many ‘racialists’ out there think of Cro magnon as the origin of our European species, and when I say that our origin is Neanderthal, they aggressively attack me and call me an idiot. They are not very smart and/or very well informed though. You see, I have never said that we don’t descend from Cro magnon, that none of our forebears were Cro magnon. Yes, we do descend from Cro magnon as well, and I will tell you how this is…
The Neanderthal is the original European. Homo sapiens is the original African. That we know as facts.
Some 110.000 years ago Europe started to become covered by glaciers. It was in the beginning of a great Ice Age that ended some 12.000 years ago. One of many, I may add. During this Ice Age (probably much later than the beginning of the Ice Age) some Europeans – i. e. Neanderthals – travelled south, into Homo sapiens territory. Yes: Homo sapiens did not travel north and met Neanderthals, as is claimed by the scientists today. Even the most simple of minds can figure that out: if there was an Ice Age in Europe, the dark Africans would have no reason to travel northwards, and certainly they would not be very successful if they did. Even today, dark-skinned human beings need to take ‘Sunshine vitamins’ to even develop properly, and to be able to survive for a long time here in Europe. If they don’t they will die, if nothing more serious, then at least much earlier than the native Europeans, because of their poor health (due to a lack of ‘Sunshine vitamins’).
Even the Neanderthals had problems coping with the cold, and they were used to it. The Africans were certainly not. So we can be pretty sure it happened the other way around: some Neanderthals traveled southwards, and they met Africans there, in the area where Europe, Asia and Africa meet; Northern- and Eastern Africa and the Middle East….
Before this great Ice Age ended, a new type of man appeared. Not a new species, nor a new ‘race’, but just a very diverse type of man that we today call the Cro magnon. Scientists say this was a result of ‘evolution‘, and claim that the African man had ‘mutated’ and all of a sudden became very different, but if you are able to add 2 + 2 and understand that it becomes 4, then you will understand that Cro magnon was a result of the race mixing – or actually ‘species mixing’ – that occurred when the European Neanderthals traveled south and met the African Homo sapiens – right when the Cro magnon appeared…
The first Cro magnons were in other words half ‘white’ and half ‘black’. Some looked more Neanderthal than others, and some looked very much African. None of them looked the same; not even within the same tribes! Most of them had the features we identify as typical for mixed race or mixed species creatures, like abnormal growth (some of them were huge!) and bad teeth, and other health and fertility issues.
With time the Cro magnon spread out across the world, and naturally it mixed with pure Neanderthals in Europe and with pure Homo sapiens in Africa – and probably with pure Denisovans in Asia. Wherever it went it left an impression genetically, and yes: we in Europe changed because of that, and no longer look exactly like we did before this mixing occurred. We now have some African genes too, that we got via the Cro magnon.
The (assumed) spread of African genes in Europe, via the hybrid known as ‘Cro magnon’ (from 37.500 to 30.000 year before present):
PS. This map is obviously not very accurate, because 30.000 years ago both Denmark and Finland as well as Northern Russia were covered by glaciers. I still use this map to make it clear that the Cro magnon spread out from the Middle East.
So they are right: Cro magnon is our forefather, but only one of them, and the vast majority of our forefathers were Neanderthals. Cro magnon is not a species, but a mix between two species, and we Europeans are on average 99.7% Neanderthal and 0.3% Homo sapiens. The more ‘European-looking’ you are, the more Neanderthal genes you are likely to have, because the Neanderthal was very European-looking, as explained here.
If you don’t think this makes sense, take another look the the (assumed) spread of Cro magnon, and compare that to the % of Neanderthal features in Europe:
The further away from the Middle East you go in Europe, the less of the dark Homo sapiens features you will find, and I may say: of course! Because the Cro magnon became more and more European (Neanderthal) the further away from the Middle East he came. If you combine that knowledge, with knowledge about the Moorish invasion of Iberia and Italy, and the Turkish invasion of the Balkans, in historical times, and other migrations inside Europe too, then you will be able to understand exactly why Europe looks the way it looks today.