Dr Wells Journey Analysis

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Dr. Wells, a 33-year old geneticist, has travelled around the world in search of an answer to a question that has crossed the minds of many people: “Where do we all come from?”. Throughout the movie, Wells travels everywhere, meeting different tribes and attempting to find genetic evidence supporting the theory that all people, of all races, originated from Africa 60,000 years ago. During his trip, he follows the path of genetic markers that the Y-chromosome has created, discovering the truth behind everyone’s different features, until he’s almost completely traced out the journey of the first people to travel out of Africa and into the rest of the world. Genetic markers, as Dr. Wells said, “write our history” and leave a long trail that can…show more content…
Wells’ journey across the world in search of answers, he had finally put all the pieces together and was able to map out the journey of our ancestors from Africa as well as different events that occurred during it. They had first travelled out of Africa into Australia because of the ice age, which led to scarcity of food. Others travelled out through the Middle East into India and China or through the Middle East, into Central Asia, then into Europe. Some, instead of stopping at Europe, travelled into Russia from Central Asia, then into the Americas (really Alaska). Many continued the journey, travelling south into what is now South America, while others stayed and settled in Alaska and the more northern part of the…show more content…
Because of this, knowing the genetics behind our ancestors through genetic markers, it’s safe to say that “we are all African under the skin.” The concept of different races and segregation is only an idea that the human population has somehow managed to create over the years; while people may be of different colors and have recent ancestors who were born in different places around the world, we all have one ancient, common ancestor, the

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