DROUGHT ALMOST KILLED OFF THE HUMAN SPECIES (AND THUS THE POSSIBILITY OF PREDICTION MARKETS) SOME 70,000 YEARS AGO. Posted on April 25, 2008 by admin Human beings may have had a brush with extinction 70,000 years ago, an extensive genetic study suggests. The human population at that time was reduced to small isolated groups in Africa, apparently because of drought.–– Related PostsPROF TOM W. BELL, PLEASE, DO SKIP THE PAGAN CELEBRATIONS, AND, PLEASE, DO RETURN TO YOUR DESK TO FINISH THE DRAFT OF YOUR COMMENT TO THE CFTC. THANKS FOR YOUR PRAGMATIC (NOT ETHEREAL) CONTRIBUTION TO THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY. (There is a hidden slam to Robin Hanson in this title. I wonder whether peopRight-click on the moving picture, open the link in another browser tab, and do observe the circumvolutions of the CFTC vortex. This is a Web exclusive. Please, do credit Midas Oracle for the scoop.Midas Oracle .ORG » Blog Archive » The prediction market industry needs people who have balls.