Visualising genomes evolution in information space. The curved black line represents the line of noise as defined by RAND2. The more regular the genomic data, the greater the distance above the black line. All real genomes are just above the black line, indicating their proximity to the phase transition between order and chaos. Furthermore, the populations are aligned to the lowest point of the curve. The relatively basal position of the African populations (surrounded by the red box) in this directional scheme appears consistent with the “Out of Africa” hypothesis.