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Topic: Human Interbreeding and Neanderthals

From: Greg Bear
Location: WA
Date: 11/10/2009

Interesting piece documenting Svente Paabos ideas on human interbreeding vis a vis Neanderthals...


Re: Human Interbreeding and Neanderthals

From: patrick
Date: 11/11/2009

The 'advantage' in breeding humans may've had may've been a lack of sensibility *in* breeding. Or perhaps neanderthals weren't good workers for the Atlantean rulers....

Re: Human Interbreeding and Neanderthals

From: Greg Bear
Date: 11/12/2009

Perhaps they were boycotted by the Fur Industry Lobby! (Although actually, we don't know how hairy Neanderthals were...)

Re: Human Interbreeding and Neanderthals

From: Ry Cos
Location: cleveland
Date: 12/16/2009

to the untrained eye a Neanderthal skeleton and "human" skeleton seem like different phenotypes of the same species.

Sapiens may look like competitive distance runners to us today. but the advantage of distance running in the past was in carrying tools, food, and loot further than tigers, wolves, bears, hyenas, lions, gorillas, and baboons could chase us. Not winning gold medals.

As for interbreeding, human history indicates a significant portion of Men will copulate with the most convenient warm body available. Fertility artifacts are usually of robust voluptuous women.

Genetically, there is a reasonably wide margin of error for how intact or legible fossil neanderthal DNA is.

Re: Human Interbreeding and Neanderthals

From: Greg Bear
Date: 12/17/2009

All true. One major distinction between sapiens sapiens and other sapiens or homo groups is the chin. Kirk Douglas is highly unlikely to be a Neanderthal... And the little guys from the Flores Islands have no chins, so are very unlikely to be homo sapiens sapiens, even with genetic defects.

Re: Human Interbreeding and Neanderthals

From: Andrew Carpenter
Location: France
Date: 02/18/2010

Paleantology is increasingly showing time after time, that Darwin got it wrong! The missing link is still missing and noone to this day can explain the jump between Homo Erectus..(if it ever existed) to Homo Sapiens. How we suddenly jumped from being mere brutes to artistic Human Beings will surely be an everlasting mystery.

Graham Hancock suggests a kind of Spiritual incarnation due to the use of psychotropic drugs was the catylist between our animal past and our more enlightened present. These drugs directly work on our pinneal gland..our "third eye" in shamanic law.

These drugs are widely available but I'm too frightened to have a go at them, despite the fact that I want to pass through..I guess I'll do it when I snuff it..or not. I do however reccomend Graham Hancock in the meantime.

Re: Human Interbreeding and Neanderthals

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/18/2010

Not one missing link, but several hundred thousand, I suspect... The fossil record is very, very sparse, which is one reason the search for a missing link is so specious. Anything will do!

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