From an article about rapid human evolution:

For example, Africans have new genes providing resistance to malaria. In Europeans, there is a gene that makes them better able to digest milk as adults. In Asians, there is a gene that makes ear wax more dry.

Africans: Resistance against diseases. Europeans: better digestion of dairy products. Asians: ... dry ear wax? What??

Man, we really got shafted.

Posted by roy on December 11, 2007 at 09:53 PM in Ramblings | 3 Comments

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Comment posted on December 12th, 2007 at 11:16 AM
I second Pubert: I'd rather deal with dry ear wax than having my own red blood cells cutting up my veins.
Comment posted on December 11th, 2007 at 10:54 PM
I wouldn't complain too much. The price of the malarial resistance is sickle cell. And the price of maintained lactose tolerance is being Caucasian.
Comment posted on December 11th, 2007 at 10:14 PM
hehehhe..reaLLy? dry ear wax? that'LL make it hard to cLean....