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Why our babies are just like infant Neanderthals
Daily Mail ^ | Thursday, March 24, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 03/25/2011 7:03:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Anthropologists were surprised to discover that the grey matter of our infant ancestors, who became extinct about 28,000 years ago, shared the same shape and size.

Adult Neanderthal brains were less globular and more elongated than ours. They also grew quicker and were slightly larger.

Researchers suggest that this is because human brains spend the first 18 months developing more neural circuitry, helping them think...

To compare the two brains, scientists assembled a virtual Neanderthal brain by scanning skull fragments and comparing the computer models at different stages of growth to the human baby brain...

Humans are thought to have bred with Neanderthals about 3,000 years ago.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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Why our babies are just like infant Neanderthals

1 posted on 03/25/2011 7:03:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 03/25/2011 7:05:27 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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The Neandertal Enigma
by James Shreeve

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Frayer's own reading of the record reveals a number of overlooked traits that clearly and specifically link the Neandertals to the Cro-Magnons. One such trait is the shape of the opening of the nerve canal in the lower jaw, a spot where dentists often give a pain-blocking injection. In many Neandertal, the upper portion of the opening is covered by a broad bony ridge, a curious feature also carried by a significant number of Cro-Magnons. But none of the alleged 'ancestors of us all' fossils from Africa have it, and it is extremely rare in modern people outside Europe." [pp 126-127]
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3 posted on 03/25/2011 7:05:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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Humans are thought to have bred with Neanderthals about 3,000 years ago.

Unfortunately, removing the lead from paint came far, far too late for some...

4 posted on 03/25/2011 7:09:32 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: SunkenCiv
Anthropologists were surprised to discover that the grey matter of our infant ancestors, who became extinct about 28,000 years ago, shared the same shape and size.

NOBODY views Neanderthals as "our ancestors".

For the benefit of any who might have missed it, the basic non evolution of modern man.

5 posted on 03/25/2011 7:11:21 PM PDT by wendy1946
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To: SunkenCiv

Where did you get the dog? "She bought me in a pet shop."

6 posted on 03/25/2011 7:18:00 PM PDT by IbJensen (Grab your pitchforks!)
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To: SunkenCiv
I only know of one that was around back then to see them and it was not the author of this fairy tail.
7 posted on 03/25/2011 7:18:40 PM PDT by mountainlion (America land of the free because of the Brave.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Humans are thought to have bred with Neanderthals about 3,000 years ago.

I have long suspected that Neanderthals were still around only 3,000 years ago, but now the science establishment is admitting it?

8 posted on 03/25/2011 7:23:38 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: SunkenCiv

For later.


9 posted on 03/25/2011 7:23:43 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Computer models? Hack *cough* *cough* *spit*!

It's fun to see that the shysters have graduated from the "computerized personality analysis" you used to be able to buy at the state fair, to publishing in real live scientific journals 'n stuff.

Wow.

10 posted on 03/25/2011 7:44:09 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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I feel sorry for the dog, once Obama is out of office.

No need to keep it alive after that point.


11 posted on 03/25/2011 7:53:57 PM PDT by Jonty30
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Hey, this is entirely in accord with what I learned in the process of obtaining my Ph.D in Phrenology.


12 posted on 03/25/2011 8:14:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: JoeProBono

Nice, thanks JPB!


13 posted on 03/25/2011 8:16:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Inyo-Mono

I think they muffed that figure, but 30,000 is too high, so I dunno what they meant there.


14 posted on 03/25/2011 8:17:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: wendy1946

You picked the wrong logo.


15 posted on 03/25/2011 8:19:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: bigheadfred

;’)


16 posted on 03/25/2011 8:25:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv
Phrenology, eh? Don't let it go to your head.

Cheers!

17 posted on 03/25/2011 8:29:33 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I sort of figured that. But I still think that some day they will discover that Neanderthals were around until very recent times, witness the “Hobbits.”


18 posted on 03/25/2011 8:33:09 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: SunkenCiv

The continuation of the article says 30,000 years ago, not 3,000. It also goes on to say that until 2 million years ago homo sapiens and Neanderthal brains were nearly identical. Since neither homo group was around 2 millions years ago, I guess you could say that is true. The wording about going extinct 28,000 years ago is rather ambiguous as well. Did the writer ever take English classes??


19 posted on 03/25/2011 11:42:39 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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Did the writer ever take English classes??

No he’s British of ‘asian’ descent and therefore exempt.


20 posted on 03/26/2011 5:15:00 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: SunkenCiv

Some of our teenagers are like Neanderthals, too ... at least in their personal hygiene habits.

Oh, well. I’m sure there’s a natural selection advantage there somewhere ...


21 posted on 03/26/2011 5:56:38 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Nadie me ama como Jesus.)
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