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Different races as the first step of speciation

  1. Feb 24, 2015 #1
    4) RACE AND SPECIATION It seems that different races of modern humans

    arose after being isolated for about 80,000 years. Are different

    races the first stage of speciation? That is to say, for example, if

    the people of Vietnam and the people Germany stopped having children

    with foreigners outside of their respective countries, would they

    eventually become different species?

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  3. Feb 25, 2015 #2


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    Even if one population of germans got isolated into two, they would speciate.
  4. Feb 25, 2015 #3
    How long would it take? Neanderthals and modern humans drifted apart about 600,000 years ago, but according to some they could still interbreed...
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