Its 5:48 am and I give up on sleep. Nightmares all night have made rest impossible. However, I am very excited for this weekend and seeing all of my Portland/Bangor/Augusta friends at some point! I’m also counting down the days until I can move to Portland after graduation. LL Bean offered me a job (hopefully the management position I applied for), and I have the option to work for my friend Chris again. I think as long as I keep myself busy, these constant nagging thoughts will temporarily escape my mind.
Map of the World by Natural Skin Color
i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening
actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d.
THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.
Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.