Sunday, July 15, 2007

New world’s new faith

If it is indeed an African great-great-great-grandmother that all the people on this planet have as a common ancestor beginning some 50,000 years ago, it must mean — as Nayan Chanda argues in his brilliant new must-read, Bound Together — the Oneness of this planet that spiritualists and Darwinians claim to realise is probably truer than even they imagined. Blonde was black, tall was short, straight was frizzy and all were Africans who, in the Ice Age, went out in search of food.

Opinion in The Indian Express, July 15, 2007

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