[Excerpt from TT: 2002-03-07]
[sam-nemo] What is the origin of races? How did they begin? I read a story in the Urantia book.
[M_Entity] The origins of races is a grand topic, but we can say that we agree that the species eventually used by what is our Sentience began approximately 8 million years ago in what is now known as East Africa.
[sam-nemo] To shorten the topic, did they pop up at one time or were they affected by genetic manipulation or alien experiments?
[M_Entity] The varying Races had their development in part due to nomadic movement across lands, but more due to the genetic splicing effects when our Sentience moved to this planet.
To respond to your question “in short,” we believe the “genetic manipulation” had more to do with varying Races than anything. Approximately 6 million years ago, the most dramatic divisions began. This was based on the genetic splicing and the care that the “aliens” had in creating the most effective and practical genetic bodies for the varying locations seeded.