Just spit balling here so bare with me. What to say humans didn't start in Asia? Few questions on the top of my mind are these. Has any Western
anthropologist every studied in China? Has China ever granted access to study there? What to say in past burial rituals Asians believed in grinding up bones or dumping them into the sea?
This last one isn't racial but it has been on mind the longest. If we all came from Africa why are we not all the skin color? It is easier to see in history that skin pigmentation does not change when people go from warm climates to cold climates. The same can not be said going from cold to warm climates.
If I had to go with one opinion I think we all come from different lines of humanoids.
You don't need to study in China to see that we don't come from China, but plenty of Chinese anthropologists, geneticists, etc, have studied in China and come to the conclusion that modern humans originate from Africa. Out-of-Africa is really the only wide-spread accepted hypothesis on origin of modern humans now and it is supported by a vast, overwhelming amount of evidence
We're not the same skin color because of mutations accumulated by the relatively small populations that originated from Africa. Also, skin color is a quantitative trait that has heavy environmental influence. We had tens of thousands of years to develop different skin colors. There is also variability in African skin color, depending on region of Africa.
There is zero genetic evidence we came from different lines of humanoids. Every single population genetic marker indicates we all have ancestry in Africa from a small population of ancestors, and we dispersed across the globe after that.
For instance, if you look at mitochondrial haplotypes, ALL modern haplotypes are related to those found in Africa, with all haplotypes found outside of Africa are derivatives of just one of several IN Africa. You can trace the ancestry of humanity through the mitochondrial DNA that we all have. Every human has mitochondrial DNA, and it is maternally inherited. Mitochondrial DNA is typically well conserved, but do have some differences between populations, allowing us to identify "Haplogroups" based on small mutations. These mutations and sequence similarity allow us to tell which populations are closer related to which other populations using phylogenetics. Recent studies on phylogenomics also confirm all this...
See this image:
What this image tells us is that every single human haplogroup outside of Africa is more closely related to L3 than to Haplogroups L1 or L2. It is impossible for these haplogroups to have originated OUTSIDE of Africa and come back, or the ancestry would look different. L1 and L2 are found EXCLUSIVELY in Africa... maternal lineage of all modern humans originated in Africa.
There are saying there is more than one version of humans that lived on earth other Humanoids that walked the Earth.
basically they're saying we had evolutionary cousins in places previously not known. that isn't terribly surprising, though, because our ancestors left africa bunches of times... kinda cool the places ancient hominins found themselves though.
This team has always found ways to pay it's draft picks pretty well. It's basically a cornerstone of JR's philosophy. If we let Hardy go, I think it'll be because he's asking above market price. I know things look bleak financially right now, but I think Gettlemagic is going to strike some great deals, and I think Hardy will be one of them.