Talk:Light skin

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New estimates for development of light skin in European population[edit]

The article states "[...] as populations migrated away from the tropics between 125,000 and 65,000 years ago into areas of low UV radiation, they developed light skin pigmentation as an evolutionary selection acting against vitamin D depletion." New evidence suggests europeans might have had dark skin until as late as 7000 years ago. Please see http://www.livescience.com/42838-european-hunter-gatherer-genome-sequenced.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.126.200.132 (talk) 23:13, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes, that's Carles Lalueza-Fox et al.'s archaeogenetic work at the La Braña-Arintero labyrinthine cave in the Cantabrian Mountains. I've adjusted the statement to reflect their findings. Soupforone (talk) 00:06, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Growing evidence between light skin and Neanderthal genes.[edit]

See: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/01/140129-neanderthal-genes-genetics-migration-africa-eurasian-science/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.73.133.221 (talk) 14:58, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

It seems that certain keratin alleles found in modern humans may perhaps have originated with Neanderthals. Soupforone (talk) 00:05, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Disregarding sources[edit]

Meganesia, with this edit, why are you disregarding sources (or more specifically, WP:REFNAMEs)? You should not be leaving previously sourced text unsourced like that without solid reason. Also, make sure that you are sticking to what the sources state, no WP:Editorializing/WP:Synthesis. Flyer22 (talk) 08:17, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

Meganesia, regarding this revert by Soupforone and this and this edit by you, yes, there is a need to revert you when you are engaging in WP:Editorializing and WP:Synthesis (which is a part of WP:Editorializing), and are deleting things without a valid explanation. The WP:REFNAMEs you removed should be restored unless you have solid references to replace them. And you should not be marking edits like this as WP:Minor. We go by what the sources state at this site, not our own personal opinions. And if you continue to refuse to explain yourself at this talk page, especially if you opt to WP:Edit war, you should expect to be reverted. Flyer22 (talk) 02:09, 16 October 2015 (UTC) ──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Indeed. Also, bear in mind that this is an adjunct to the human skin color biology page, not random pageantry. Light skin isn't something subjective - it can and has been measured via spectroscopy and other reflectometer devices. It is also genetically controlled by specific alleles, certain mutations of which are essentially exclusive to the native populations of Europe and East Asia. Soupforone (talk) 02:14, 16 October 2015 (UTC)