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CORN...No one knows where it came from.
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It's not a mystery.

Selective breeding over many, many generations of a grass name teosinte.


http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/selection/corn/

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#42
(02-12-2018, 10:20 PM)Guest Wrote: It's not a mystery.

Selective breeding over many, many generations of a grass name teosinte.


http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/selection/corn/

popnana

Nope. Pure speculation.

That is a stretch even by there means.

10,000 years ago, ancient Hunter/gather humans are NOT going to take a useless plant like the teosinte (one out of 195,000 plants to choose from) and spend 100's of years and MANY generations in the hopes that they can change it to something edible.

Not going to happen.

To this day the mother plant for corn has NOT been discovered.

Remember corn in its present form can not survive without humans.

When humans go, so does corn.
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(02-12-2018, 10:43 PM)Ishtahota Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 10:20 PM)Guest Wrote: It's not a mystery.

Selective breeding over many, many generations of a grass name teosinte.


http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/selection/corn/

popnana

Nope. Pure speculation.

That is a stretch even by there means.

10,000 years ago, ancient Hunter/gather humans are NOT going to take a useless plant like the teosinte (one out of 195,000 plants to choose from) and spend 100's of years and MANY generations in the hopes that they can change it to something edible.

Not going to happen.

To this day the mother plant for corn has NOT been discovered.

Remember corn in its present form can not survive without humans.

When humans go, so does corn.

Did you read the article?

It's science, dude. They are genetically identical with only 5 genes different. You can even cross the two plants and they will successfully produce viable offspring.

It's no mystery.. just basic science.
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http://www.native-languages.org/legends-corn.htm
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(02-12-2018, 11:12 PM)Guest Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 10:43 PM)Ishtahota Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 10:20 PM)Guest Wrote: It's not a mystery.

Selective breeding over many, many generations of a grass name teosinte.


http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/selection/corn/

popnana

Nope. Pure speculation.

That is a stretch even by there means.

10,000 years ago, ancient Hunter/gather humans are NOT going to take a useless plant like the teosinte (one out of 195,000 plants to choose from) and spend 100's of years and MANY generations in the hopes that they can change it to something edible.

Not going to happen.

To this day the mother plant for corn has NOT been discovered.

Remember corn in its present form can not survive without humans.

When humans go, so does corn.

Did you read the article?

It's science, dude. They are genetically identical with only 5 genes different. You can even cross the two plants and they will successfully produce viable offspring.

Facepalm  This?
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Did you even read the OP?

Your evolutionary scientists were able to 'Produce a viable offspring' BECAUSE THEY HAD A MODERN CORN PLANT to use. and the closest they have got is the above picture. A stalk of some mutant plant with HARD shell and inedible.

You actually think that a hunter/gatherer from 10,000 years ago are going to even try to do this over 1000's of years and many generations in the HOPES something edible comes forth? And they happened to choose 1 of 195,000 plants in the world to experiment with?

Nope

We can't even do it today with MODERN genetic technology.

The bright yellow, mouth-watering treat we know so well does not grow in the wild anywhere on the planet, so its ancestry was not at all obvious.

Quote:It's no mystery.. just basic science.

Your 'Basic Science' can't even do it today and you think hunter/gatherers could?

You know we share 90% of our dna with frogs don't you?

It is estimated that the initial domestication process that could have produced the basic maize form required at least several hundred to perhaps a few thousand years.

Nope that didn't happen.
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