LograyX: No more Scottish redheads?Damn you, Climate Change!
GRCooper: Redhead thread?/not a bookmark//previous statement not applicable if this turns into a redhead thread
I've been reading a lot about genetics lately as an off-shoot of my genealogy. One website has a map of the prevelence of R1b, a male Y-Chromosome type that is associated with the Atlantic Coast of Europe (and Europe's highest concentrations of gingers) next to a map of the distribution of redheads.It clearly shows that redheads become scarcer below the 45th Parallel.Of course, there is no real causal connection between a Y chromosome and red hair (otherwise only men would have red hair, and only those within a certain haplogroup of the Y chromosome) but the Y chromosome is a good proxy for those people who over-wintered the last Ice Age in Iberia or Southern France, and this is a good proxy for the genes of Northern Europeans who account for most of the world's blonds and redheads (but not all--there are pockets of blond and ginger hair even in deepest darkest Africa, although admittedly a large sub-population of Saharan Africans belonw to tthe R1b Y chromosome haplogroup also).You can see that even among people with the genes for red hair, red hair is rarer below a cut-off line in Europe. This is because people's skin and hair are darker in the Sunny South, even with the genes that lighten hair, eye and skin colour.
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AngryDragon: drjekel_mrhyde: Evolution?Sunshine is the catalyst that causes the soul to develop apparently.
Wasilla Hillbilly: I'm all for any excuse for a redhead thread, but red hair isn't going away.
State_College_Arsonist: LograyX: No more Scottish redheads?Damn you, Climate Change!Well, at least we still have Ireland.
jpo2269: I don't understand what all these pictures of redheaded women have to do with the article. Will you people start taking Fark seriously?
mcmnky: State_College_Arsonist: LograyX: No more Scottish redheads?Damn you, Climate Change!Well, at least we still have Ireland.[fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net image 850x932][fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net image 811x960]
Dragonflew: mcmnky: no Faye Reagan.I have no idea why, but she looks like she would smell odd.
Mister Peejay: In before some a-hole posts a Carrot Top photo.
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