Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Genetic differences between Britain and Ireland

Robin McKie:

A key example is provided by the People of the British Isles study, led by Sir Walter Bodmer, which has found rich concentrations of genes of the British Isles' first hunter-gatherer settlers in men and women now living in Cornwall, Devon, Scotland and Ireland. One version of the gene MCR1 often confers red hair on its owners and explains those ancient Roman and Greek reports of widespread ginger locks among early Britons. Red hair was common until invasions by non-redheads - like the Anglo-Saxons - pushed these settlers to Britain's outer edges. Hence the red-haired Scots and Irish we see today.

Bodmer has found signs of Anglo-Saxon genes in east England, the remnants of the invaders who established English as the language of the British Isles, while Wilson's research has discovered evidence that Vikings, who colonised Orkney, did so by eradicating nearly ever male member of its Pictish population. This latter discovery was made by analysing the Y-chromosome. Orkney men today tend to have Y-chromosomes like those of modern Scandinavians, the Vikings' direct descendants.

Relax - we're all Anglo-Saxon anyway!

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We're nearly all Celts under the skin

Y Chromosome Evidence for Anglo-Saxon Mass Migration

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12 Comments:

At 7:06 PM, Anonymous mh said...

Seems the scientific evidence that the Irish are the most indigenous people of these islands is overwhelming.

 
At 8:38 AM, Blogger Diarmid said...

That's true. Now if only we could get the Anglo-Saxon English to acknowledge this fact.

 
At 11:50 AM, Anonymous mh said...

Even if they acknowedge this fact, history has demonstrated repeatedly that they have no reservations about using overwhelmingly and deadly force against indigenous non-combatants to achieve their goals.

The recent focus of the british has been to attempt to undermine nationalism by disproving that the Irish are celts (as we're not all blonde hair and blued eyed it doesn't fit their master race psychosis). However, Irish Nationalists have always understood that being Celtic is more of a cultural phenomenon and that the Gael was a mixture of ancient peoples (as discussed by Eoin MacNeil).

The british seem to have shifting identities to suit their supremecist needs - sometimes they're purely german, other times they're descended from the picts, and at other times they're descended from the ancient inhabitants of Britain.

 
At 2:32 PM, Blogger Diarmid said...

True enough, MH. The British will believe anything that allows them to rule over others.

 
At 6:22 PM, Anonymous J said...

youll also find as genetics progress soon well know for sure what the british are and theyll have to accept it

 
At 8:58 AM, Blogger Diarmid said...

Unfortunately, the British have a talent for refusing to accept anything that they don't like. For example, they refuse to admit that they are running a colony in the north of Ireland that oppresses the native Irish Catholic population.

 
At 6:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as you talk of 'The British' as if they are another species there will be problems.... you slate ' the British' for supposedly 'superior' attitudes and yet your comments reek of the same Fascistic stench you claim to 'know' exists in ALL 'British' ......... As long as idiots like you use your made up version of history to back up your made up generalisations about people you know nothing about then there will never be a peace. We are all just hairless monkeys from the south. Move on.

 
At 6:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Most indigenous"???
OXY-MORON

 
At 7:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A few people have been lucky enough to see the end results. Not sure when they will be published. Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and Devon and many parts of Scotland (especially highland Scots) are Indigenous.
These areas were mostly Orange/red in colour.... most of England was bright yellow.
Like someone else said, will the English be happy to acknowledge this....

 
At 9:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

British has been's. When I see the queens crown I see thousands of dead people killed during a criminal act of armed robbery.

Little shit island without natural a nation of thieves. christians....LOL

 
At 9:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gingers? This guy's a bigot.

They were a pure white race til contaminated with his kind, mix breeding never a good idea LOL

 
At 12:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strange claim here! According to the new studies by Welcome Trust the Welsh and Cornish were shown to have the oldest DNA in Britain.

 

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