Tech Ramblings…

By Dr. T

— 8 Sons of Adam, 7 Daughters of Eve…

I recently finished two books titled “Seven daughters of Eve” by Bryan Sikes 

and “The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey.” by Spencer Wells.

These books provide in insight into the human gene pool – the Science That reveals our genetic ancestry. Scientifically proving that the modern human beings are all sons of adams and daughters of eve. The scientific explanations, technical anecdotes, and visual feature contrast in both books help detail where human beings originated (Africa), why they spread out to different parts of the world (Panacea, lower sea levels, receding Ice ages, competition for food and growing human numbers), and what routes they followed. I’ll write in more detail about the method these scientists used. But what is interesting to note is that people can use this technology to discover where their ancestors lived over the past 50,000 years, what route they followed to reach where you are right living in right now, and also who your distant cousins (from mothers side) are and where they are living in these days.

In brief, the first book, “Seven daughters of Eve” highlights that any person in Europe (and the author says Europe because of large volumes of DNA analysis in that area), is directly related to every other person in that area through any of the seven daughters of Eve. My father in law had his DNA analyzed and it turned out his forefathers followed a very intersesting route out of Africa during the first receding of the Ice Age some 45,000 years, all the way to modern time:

More explanation on this in a later post…

Eager to find my own ancestors, I am in the process of ordering the the DNA analysis kit from DNA Heritage and finding my own ancesteral route. At the same time, I was browing the internet when I came through My Heritage, courtesy of Mian Fahim.

This URL, matches facial features between any person and their celebrity matches based on higher percentages of similarities. Interesting to note how far the science of genetics and facial recognition have come along.

So this post titled “Eight sons of Adam” has been inspired by this book “Seven daughters of Eve”. Through this, I can possibly find 8 of my distant cousins living anywhere in the world at this time, who might be related to me through any of the seven daughters of Eve (who could have lived anywhere between 50,000 years and 50 years). Sounds exciting, lets check it out…The first few test results are:

Take 1 Hollywood

Here is another one…

”Take 2 to Hollywood

…And there are bunch of other pics showing similarities. An interesting datamining set to create a close match of people resembling each other. Maybe I’d pick this project up in the coming days…

— Tashfeen.

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August 26, 2006 - Posted by | The Human genographic Project

3 Comments »

  1. I think you are crazy and have LOST it!

    Comment by someone out there | February 19, 2009 | Reply

  2. Not Panacea, Pangaea. I didn’t care to finish reading your post. If you confuse such basic terms, this book was too much for you.

    Comment by Guest | October 3, 2011 | Reply

  3. Why would anyone think you are crazy for exploring your origin???A religious person perhaps???Tut tut….This IS the 21st century!!! I found this very interesting and was amazed to see the similarities between those famous faces and you…..Id love to get my own DNA analysed…Its all so fascinating and exciting!!!Im sorry for the rude people who commented at the bottom…..It was a great post….

    Comment by Lady Millwood-Sinclair | March 14, 2013 | Reply


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