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For all you blue-eyed Poles


Ranj 21 | 948  
31 Jan 2008 /  #1
You and all the other blue-eyed people in the world came from a single ancestor.....proof that we're all connected in some way....

Genetic mutation makes those brown eyes blue
Scientists find that blue-eyed individuals have a single, common ancestor

full story
msnbc.msn.com/id/22934464/wid/11915773?GT1=10815
Plotin 5 | 25  
31 Jan 2008 /  #2
Anyway.. their blue eyes are really beautiful.. just like the the girls in my country.... at leat almost...
Wyspianska  
31 Jan 2008 /  #3
so now you all are mutants. heh I always liked my brown eyes :)
Plotin 5 | 25  
31 Jan 2008 /  #4
Can we see them? - please...
Wyspianska  
31 Jan 2008 /  #5
lol you like blue from what I noticed
OP Ranj 21 | 948  
31 Jan 2008 /  #6
so now you all are mutants.

That's pretty funny, Wyspi....gave me a chuckle;)
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
31 Jan 2008 /  #7
So what about green then ?
OP Ranj 21 | 948  
31 Jan 2008 /  #8
Melanin switch
The mutation is what regulates the OCA2 switch for melanin production. And depending on the amount of melanin in the iris, a person can end up with eye color ranging from brown to green. Brown-eyed individuals have considerable individual variation in the area of their DNA that controls melanin production. But they found that blue-eyed individuals only have a small degree of variation in the amount of melanin in their eyes.
southern 75 | 7,096  
31 Jan 2008 /  #9
The only exception are the albinos who have blue eyes because of lack of melanin.
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
31 Jan 2008 /  #10
Melanin switch

Thanks Ranj, I was reading up in Wiki ( not the best ) on that. I am sure I had blue eyes up to the age of about 6, then they turned green.
OP Ranj 21 | 948  
31 Jan 2008 /  #11
The only exception are the albinos who have blue eyes because of lack of melanin.

They wouldn't be albino if they had blue eyes.....albinos completely lack melanin. :

"The genetic switch is located in the gene adjacent to OCA2 and rather than completely turning off the gene, the switch limits its action, which reduces the production of melanin in the iris. In effect, the turned-down switch diluted brown eyes to blue.

If the OCA2 gene had been completely shut down, our hair, eyes and skin would be melanin-less, a condition known as albinism."
jestesjedyny 5 | 125  
31 Jan 2008 /  #12
How can I reduce my melanin? Loooooool Shall I go to the beach and stare at the bright sun? Maybe adding some vinegar would do the trick? clorox? I don't want to end up blind :( awww I really think genetics sucks ;)
Bratwurst Boy 6 | 10,590  
1 Feb 2008 /  #13
Whites are all mutants....or we would still look like Congo-Negroes.

It's an enhancement made by nature in reaction to the changed environments and I don't know what's so new about his actually...

At some time in our human history after the most daring and skilled people left Afrika to conquer the world the change happened and stayed...so what!
Kociewiak  
1 Feb 2008 /  #14
Every human is a mutant. And the older you get the more mutated you are. I woke up with a third leg this morning for an example.
miranda  
1 Feb 2008 /  #15
At some time in our human history after the most daring and skilled people left Afrika to conquer the world the change happened and stayed...so what!

Germans;)
Bratwurst Boy 6 | 10,590  
1 Feb 2008 /  #16
I didn't wanted to state the obvious! :)
miranda  
1 Feb 2008 /  #17
I am a big fan of rationality, that's all - it was a compliment;)
Bratwurst Boy 6 | 10,590  
1 Feb 2008 /  #18
I thought they got their asses kicked at Vienna and were chased back with their tails between their legs?
Since then begging on their knees to be allowed back but to no avail?
Do you mean these Turks?

PS: Turks and Arabs don't look like Europeans...so no enhancements for them! :)
isisores - | 46  
1 Feb 2008 /  #19
i think they mean turks, who live in the most beautiful country right now instead of some boring cold plains and managed until vienna to egypt in the history like some nations couldn't even imagine. ha! :D
bobby 6 | 32  
1 Feb 2008 /  #20
I've got bluey-green eyes. They appear neither blue nor green, but a mish-mash of the 2 colours. But if i wear a blue top, then they will appear more blue.
Bratwurst Boy 6 | 10,590  
1 Feb 2008 /  #21
i think they mean turks, who live in the most beautiful country right now instead of some boring cold plains and managed until vienna to egypt in the history like some nations couldn't even imagine. ha! :D

I wonder why the Turks don't run back into their "most beautiful country" and prefer to stay
in the "cold plains"...if they are wanted there or not!
bobby 6 | 32  
1 Feb 2008 /  #22
I've got bluey-green eyes. They appear neither blue nor green, but a mish-mash of the 2 colours. But if i wear a blue top, then they will appear more blue.
isisores - | 46  
1 Feb 2008 /  #23
I wonder why the Turks don't run back into their "most beautiful country" and prefer to stay
in the "cold plains"...if they are wanted there or not!

commerce
osiol 55 | 3,922  
1 Feb 2008 /  #24
PS: Turks and Arabs don't look like Europeans

Europe was a concept invented by the Greeks.
Can you tell the average Greek apart from the average Turk?
Bratwurst Boy 6 | 10,590  
1 Feb 2008 /  #26
commerce

You mean your "most beautiful country" is a dirtpoor sh---hole of a country unable to feed their own so that they have to search for better luck in the "cold plains" of civilized countries?

Europe was a concept invented by the Greeks.
Can you tell the average Greek apart from the average Turk?

dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/technology/technology.html?in_article_id=511473&in_page_id=1965

"...Those from Europe and the Near-East have many characteristics that set them apart from the rest of the human race.

Not only are Europeans far more likely to have blue eyes (95 per cent in some Scandinavian countries), they also have a far greater range of skin tones and hair colour than any other ethnic grouping.

It is only in Europe that you will find large numbers of blondes and redheads, brunettes, pale skins and olive skins, blueeyed and green-eyed people living together in the same communities. Across the rest of the world people are almost uniformly darkhaired and dark-eyed.."
southern 75 | 7,096  
1 Feb 2008 /  #27
Can you tell the average Greek apart from the average Turk?

Of course you can except the Turk comes from the western coast of Turkey where Greeks lived before the Turks occupied the place.So they normally look like Greeks because they have greek ancestry.
isisores - | 46  
1 Feb 2008 /  #28
You mean your "most beautiful country" is a dirtpoor of a country unable to feed their own so that they have to search for better luck in the "cold plains" of civilized countries?

i didn't expect you to understand already. do you mean we have to be an isolated country like north korea? we want to get in eu cause it's more profitable for us.

also yes, my country is beautiful you don't have to write this in quotation mark all the time.

Of course you can except the Turk comes from the western coach of Turkey where Greeks lived before the Turks occupied the place.So they normally look like Greeks because they have greek ancestry.

so there's no turks in turkey we are all greeks who suppose ourselves turkish :P
miranda  
1 Feb 2008 /  #29
how come this thread turned into a political/racist one?
Shawn_H  
1 Feb 2008 /  #30
Miranda, I am waiting for "What did your poop look like today" to turn into a political / racist thread. That's what happens here.

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