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Author Topic: proof humans mated with Neanderthals?  (Read 1966 times)

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Re: proof humans mated with Neanderthals?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2010, 01:57:11 AM »

indeed......and it raises the very unpopular idea that downs syndrome is related to neanderthal/homo sapiens interbreeding... ( at one point it was suggested that downs syndrome children were in fact throwbacks to neanderthals and could be treated as a sub-species of humanity rather than a genetic disorder)
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Re: proof humans mated with Neanderthals?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2010, 02:17:20 AM »

I am not entirely familiar with the study, but from what I've read, I'm a little...
skeptical might be too strong a word... not-entirely-convinced by the science...

I'm particularly underwhelmed by the sample sizes.  I don't think the idea is particularly
far fetched, mind you, but imho it hasn't been proven.
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Re: proof humans mated with Neanderthals?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2010, 02:22:51 AM »

the interbreeding study may have been a contamination of the fossil evidence with human dna, but I think that in all likelyhood their results are good.....this does not mean that we absorbed homo neanderthalis into homo sapiens, merely that interbreeding occured quite early on in our contact...the original scenario of homo sapiens forcing homo neanderthalis into extinction by direct resource competition is still the most likely... otherwise our dna would be much more hybrid than it apparently is
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Re: proof humans mated with Neanderthals?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2010, 10:23:15 PM »

Near my town is a village- a small enclave of pure blood Neaderthals.
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Re: proof humans mated with Neanderthals?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2010, 10:27:59 PM »

Near my town is a village- a small enclave of pure blood Neaderthals.
I thought you'd moved away from DC....
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Re: proof humans mated with Neanderthals?
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2010, 10:46:05 PM »

There were none there. Too much African ancestry for a tribe of cavemen.

Where is Geico based anyway?
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Re: proof humans mated with Neanderthals?
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2010, 09:19:21 AM »


Where is Geico based anyway?

On the TV.  There's a whole sub-culture of Neands who live there, protected from the outside world by the screen.  Some guy called Idiot invented the containment box, but heaven help us if The Watchers are ever able to make direct contact with them.  I fear that rampant inbreeding coupled with shitloads of lite beer and big trucks would lead to a maelstrom of biblical proportions.
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Re: proof humans mated with Neanderthals?
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2010, 10:20:02 AM »

So, are the cro-magnons in there too? I suppose they'd be easy to miss since they look like Daryl Hannah in her twenties.
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Re: proof humans mated with Neanderthals?
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2010, 10:46:09 AM »

the cro-magnons usually hail from my area of the country.  but, it's been reported by the surviving field observers that some of them have been spotted using rudimentary tools.
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