Are you a Neanderthal or what?

Are you a Neanderthal or what?

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CapriceClassic

“Reality is settling in...”

Since: Nov 08

Stop sweating the small stuff.

#1 May 4, 2013
TroyLandry

Fairport, NY

#2 May 4, 2013
this topic is racist im shutting it down this is so racist I cant believe it im taking this to the supreme court and pooping on it, I cant believe you racist people always hating. thank you very much white power

CapriceClassic

“Reality is settling in...”

Since: Nov 08

Stop sweating the small stuff.

#3 May 4, 2013
CapriceClassic wrote:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05 /03/opinion/global/Who-Are-You -Calling-a-Neanderthal.html?sm id=fb-nytimes&WT.z_sma=OP_ WYC_20130502&_r=0
Know your DNA !
The “Neanderthals are inferior” attitude traces back to their earliest descriptions in the mid-1800s when the first Neanderthal was labeled as “freak” or an “idiot” or “incapable of moral and religious conception.” For many, the discoveries after 1865 confirmed these labels. Even the majority of human paleontologists supported this view.

But in the last 10 years there has been a major reassessment of the Neanderthals, and it turns out they share a lot of the behavior and capabilities of people in Europe today. This revolution in the way academics think about Neanderthals arises from discoveries in archaeology, re-evaluations of their anatomy and revelations about their genetic makeup.

The most amazing is the extraction of nuclear DNA sequences from Neanderthal remains, which show that Europeans derive up to 4 percent of their genes uniquely from Neanderthals. Some 80 gene sequences come directly from Neanderthals and include regulators of smell, vision, cell division, sperm integrity and smooth muscle contraction

S/N: Now, THIS article is telling the truth.
LaLa

Penfield, NY

#5 May 5, 2013
Not sure if the article is 100% true since I have not verified it with other sources. Sounds like it could be, if so, very cool.

I'm not sure I understand the obsession over "know your dna". Who cares where you come from? It is what it is. Certainly doesn't define you today.

We all came from some primitive uncivilized cultures. That is how all humans and the world started. Seems like the poster thinks this was offensive in some way. Not sure I understand why it would be...
Neanderthal

Rochester, NY

#6 May 5, 2013
One thing we can all agree on. Neanderthals were much further advanced the even modern day Africans.
FTW

Livonia, NY

#7 May 5, 2013
CapriceClassic wrote:
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The “Neanderthals are inferior” attitude traces back to their earliest descriptions in the mid-1800s when the first Neanderthal was labeled as “freak” or an “idiot” or “incapable of moral and religious conception.” For many, the discoveries after 1865 confirmed these labels. Even the majority of human paleontologists supported this view.
But in the last 10 years there has been a major reassessment of the Neanderthals, and it turns out they share a lot of the behavior and capabilities of people in Europe today. This revolution in the way academics think about Neanderthals arises from discoveries in archaeology, re-evaluations of their anatomy and revelations about their genetic makeup.
The most amazing is the extraction of nuclear DNA sequences from Neanderthal remains, which show that Europeans derive up to 4 percent of their genes uniquely from Neanderthals. Some 80 gene sequences come directly from Neanderthals and include regulators of smell, vision, cell division, sperm integrity and smooth muscle contraction
S/N: Now, THIS article is telling the truth.
I don't think CC is being racist or insulting on this thread. She is just bringing up an interesting and truthful fact that has been supported for a few years now. Like she said, the story was more about false assumptions about Neanderthals than anything else.
rochmetro

Brockport, NY

#8 May 5, 2013
What about Cro Magnans ?

Cro Magnan vs Neanderthals is a primitive battle for the ages.
FTW

Livonia, NY

#9 May 5, 2013
"Cro-Magnon". The term is not really used anymore.Cro-Magnon refers to a site where the first remains of what are now called "Early Modern Humans".
Ha Ha

Iraq

#10 May 6, 2013
You might be a Neanderthal if you wipe your but with a rock ...

You might be a Neanderthal if your mother in law is an ape ...

You might be a Neanderthal if you collect airline miles on a Pterodactylus ...
MeNeanderthal2

Escondido, CA

#12 Aug 13, 2013
rochmetro wrote:
What about Cro Magnans ?
Cro Magnan vs Neanderthals is a primitive battle for the ages.
Real good point! Neanderthals were in Europe for hundreds of thousands of years prior to the emergence of Cro Magnons. And, their ancestor the Heidelberg Man was there maybe 700,000 to 800,000 years ago; that's about a million years of European living. Should have seen what that guy looked like!

Then along came Cro Magnon out of Africa with his tall, lanky stride and high forehead and all. Well, not at first, but Europe is so conducive to evolution and higher standards of living and all.

But, should you be short, stocky with wide hips, and have short arms, it doesn't mean you're not Cro Magnon human. It just means you're descended from the first Europeans. Cro Magnons are late comers, and they never exterminated or out-competed the Neanderthal. The Neanderthal lives in you, he lives in our modern technology, he lives in our schools, he brought civilization to the world. Not the tall Cro Magnon, who would still be swinging from vines if Neanderthals wouldn't have been so kind as to interbreed with them. No, you, short, stout person, are the bringer of the harvest.

Thank you.

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