Thursday, March 09, 2006

Kurds and Whey

BBC Photo (Added names mine)

Ben Farmer in the Daily Mail on March 7, 2006, entitled this piece, 'Time-warp Family Who Walk on All Fours'.

..."Professor Nicholas Humphrey, evolutionary psychologist at the London School of Economics, visited the family twice. He said: "It's amazing as an example of a strange, strange aberration of human development. But their interest is how they can live in the modern world.""

"The five are all mentally retarded. Their mother and father, who are closely related are believed to have handed down a unique combination of genes which result in the behaviour."

"Some researchers argue the genetic fault has caused the brothers and sisters to regress to a form of 'backward evolution'. Others believe it has led to brain damage which has allowed them to develop the walk."

My follow up genealogical research shows that another less developed branch closely related to this family has emerged as the modern Leftist Democratic Party. Their genealogical name is 'Whey'.

(The Burri family is closely related as well. However, we are just slightly higher on the tree.)

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