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Human ancestors interbred with related species
Naturenews ^ | 09-05-2011 | Matt Kaplan

Posted on 09/08/2011 5:17:24 PM PDT by Renfield

Our ancestors bred with other species in the Homo genus, according to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1. The authors say that up to 2% of the genomes of some modern African populations may originally come from a closely related species.

Palaeontologists have long wondered whether modern humans came from a single, genetically isolated population of hominins or whether we are a genetic mix of various hominin species.

Last year, an analysis comparing the Neanderthal genome sequence to that of modern H. sapiens showed that some interbreeding did take place between the two species in Europe some time between 80 and 30,000 years ago and that, to a certain extent, Neanderthals 'live on' in the genes of modern humans2.....

(Excerpt) Read more at nature.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: 0homoelectus; cavemen; celebratediversity; eugenics; eve; feminists; funky; godsgravesglyphs; maybealittlebloooo; monkey; paleoanthropology; racialtheory; subhuman; whatsyoursignbaby
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1 posted on 09/08/2011 5:17:31 PM PDT by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

Paleo-ping....


2 posted on 09/08/2011 5:18:08 PM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

Have a look around. We still do.


3 posted on 09/08/2011 5:19:59 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Renfield

Put a little make-up on an orangutan, and off you go to a hotel room. Makes sense. Bob


4 posted on 09/08/2011 5:20:03 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("And your oarsman stands with his knife in hand, and his eyes spell 'Mutiny'" Al Stewart)
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To: Renfield

Talk about a political correctness nightmare...


5 posted on 09/08/2011 5:21:19 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: Moonman62
Happens all the time.


6 posted on 09/08/2011 5:21:48 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Renfield

80 years ago?


7 posted on 09/08/2011 5:21:52 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Renfield

keep an eye on certain taverns about closing time, and you’ll see proof of this


8 posted on 09/08/2011 5:22:02 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Renfield
interbreeding did take place between the two species in Europe some time between 80 and 30,000 years ago

There were Neanderthals eighty years ago?

9 posted on 09/08/2011 5:23:54 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Renfield
You mean to say that we are all mutts?

Ruff!

10 posted on 09/08/2011 5:24:00 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Renfield

That is how we ended up with liberals - making love to monkeys.


11 posted on 09/08/2011 5:25:46 PM PDT by WMarshal (Where is the next Sam Adams?)
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To: Renfield

So Cain slew Able, then trotted off into the hinterlands and hooked up with another upright being?


12 posted on 09/08/2011 5:26:59 PM PDT by umgud
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To: bigbob
keep an eye on certain taverns about closing time, and you’ll see proof of this

Ya' mean "She was a "two at ten" and a "ten at two"?

13 posted on 09/08/2011 5:29:07 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Renfield
Our ancestors bred with other species in the Homo genus

If we could inter-breed with them, then they were not a different species, per the definition of species. They were just other races of Man.

14 posted on 09/08/2011 5:30:03 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: Renfield
Our ancestors bred with other species in the Homo genus

Amazing what they can come up with without a single solitary shred of evidence.

15 posted on 09/08/2011 5:31:27 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Renfield

ok. well.

...the reconstructions of java man look chinese, and the reconstructions of australopithicus look black, and the reconstructions of neandertals look white.

I don’t know if that proves anything though.


16 posted on 09/08/2011 5:34:51 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Renfield

I’m an ape man
I’m an ape ape man
I’m an ape man.


17 posted on 09/08/2011 5:35:39 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: Renfield
Reminds me of the old, old joke about a group of castaways, all men, on a island inhabited only with numerous gorillas, the punch line was:

“Yes, I did it too, but you picked an ugly one.”

18 posted on 09/08/2011 5:38:58 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Renfield
So ancient humans like Cro-Magnon were getting it on with Neanderthals and Modern Man was the resulting non sterile Mule?

Makes sense,often the mutt is stronger than both parents and eventually supersedes them.

Or UFOs landed in East Africa 500,000 years ago and the highly advanced ETs had some shore leave fun with the local hominids. "Hey sailor! Want to meet my sister?"

19 posted on 09/08/2011 5:40:36 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("11/4/2008: The day America elected a pyromaniac in the middle of a fire storm.")
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To: smokingfrog

I’ve seen these guys before.

Are they for real and does anyone know the story behind them?


20 posted on 09/08/2011 5:40:48 PM PDT by freejohn ("Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference." --- Mark Twain)
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