- Apr 18, 2020
I'm not gonna touch the idea of blacks being a different species, but I am going to address the notion that different species can't interbreed. It's actually quite common for different species or subspecies within the same genus to interbreed. Take the liger, for example. Nobody can dispute that the lion (Panthera leo) and the tiger (Panthera tigris) are two different species. However, a male lion and a female tiger can crossbreed and give birth to the largest cat in existence, the liger. Those hybrids will be fertile as well, unlike hybrids of species carrying different numbers of chromosomes.Gennadios said:Here's the thing, if Africans had been a different species, they wouldn't have been able to reproduce with any other breed of human. To be classified as a separate species, two individuals need to either not be able to reproduce wholesale or have an extremely high chance of producing sterile offspring.
And yes, African's genetic diversity is through the roof, they're more variable than the rest of the human race, but it has to do with the fact that humanity started out in Africa. Only reasonably small bands of humans migrated out of the continent, and those that did only had themselves to interbreed with, so our genetic diversity is nowhere as great.