Were the original Native Americans white?

 

Jølstravatnet i Norge
Most if not all of my Norwegian ancestors, including my grandmother, come from the area around Lake Jølster, or Jølstravatnet.     (Wikimedia Commons)

 

I would be interested in the thoughts, regarding this item, of someone more knowledgeable about Amerindian DNA issues and Amerindian ethnohistory than I am:

 

“Scientists discover DNA proving original Native Americans were White:  ‘This is a new population of Native Americans – the white Native American'”

 

And my critics needn’t hyperventilate:  I don’t imagine that this story “proves” the Book of Mormon true.  I don’t even think it directly relevant to the question.  At most, or so it would seem to me, these findings, if they’re accurately described, would seem to indicate that the original peopling of the Americas was more complicated than, or at least different than, we had thought.

 

Of course, any hint that Scandinavia might be the fount of all things human will never be entirely amiss, from my point of view.  I’m already inclined to think along those lines, anyway.

 

Jølstravatnet, radiating center of world civilization!

 

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Here’s a curious report:

 

“Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found in Israel: The discovery has set off a modern-day mystery caper as scholars try to figure out whose face it depicts.”

 

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Granted, it’s not proof of life on the Red Planet, nor even proof that life once existed there.  But it’s nonetheless intriguing:

 

“NASA’s Curiosity rover finds organic matter on Mars”

 

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In local news (considering where I’m located at the moment):

 

“Archaeologists start a new hunt for the fabled Lost Colony of the New World”

 

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I’ve never read a line by the Canadian professor and clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson, and had actually never heard of him until quite recently.  Apparently he’s rather controversial, and some evidently see one or more parallels between him and me — which, from their tone, I take to be a very bad thing.  Anyway, here’s a piece on him:

 

“Jordan Peterson’s Evidence-Based Endeavor”

 

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This next piece relates to a criticism that has often been made against Mormonism:

 

“The High Suicide Rate in the Mountain States: Possible Effect of Altitude”

 

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Russell M. Nelson is the first president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of whom I was aware before he had become a General Authority.  As is well known, he had quite a successful career considerably before his call to join the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles:

 

“President Nelson Honored for His Pioneering Work in the Medical Field”

 

Posted from Richmond, Virginia

 

 

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