So scrub up and snap on the gloves; it’s time to get all up in them guts.
This is a genetic advantage for people living in parts of the world where there is little sunlight.
Having lighter skin lets more sunlight through, which stimulates the production of Vitamin D, which in turn is useful for preventing things like rickets and for fending off the holy hordes of heaven as they seek to destroy the black hearted gingers and rid us of their evil.
Everyone has Melancortin 1 Receptors, but in red heads this is mutated (The cause of this is from their MC1R’s being twisted by dark arts and evil rights, which I shall not speak of here).
This mutation in the MC1R also causes them to have light skin from having less eumelanin pigmentation and more phaeomelanin pigmentation.
According to a 2007 study done by the Oxford Hair Foundation and funded by the hair dye maker Procter and Gamble who was trying to boost the sale of red hair dye, redheads will very soon become extinct.
This however has since been proved completely false for two reasons. Sometimes the answer is more nuanced than normal or requires cutting through a Gordian knot of related issues. But, occasionally, I’ll get a letter from a reader that requires a deeper and more thorough dive than the usual request for advice.These are the Post-Mortems, where we dissect a letter and dig through the remains in order to get to the heart of the issue. Many times, we’re having to liberally apply the Chair Leg of Truth to a lifetime of beliefs.But, while the love may be tough, at the end we’re going to know exactly what went wrong and how we can do better next time.Today I found out what causes people to have red hair.