Skip to comments.You May Be Part Neanderthal, Scientists Say
Posted on 07/18/2011 11:42:37 PM PDT by Beowulf9
Is there a little Fred Flintstone in you? According to a new genetic analysis, some of the human X chromosome originates from Neanderthals -- but it's found exclusively in people outside Africa. The ancestors of Neanderthals left Africa about 400,000 to 800,000 years ago. They evolved over the millennia mostly in what are now France, Spain, Germany and Russia, and went extinct (or were simply absorbed into the modern human population) about 30,000 years ago. The ancestors of early modern humans left Africa about 80,000 to 50,000 years ago, according to DiscoveryNews.com. Despite that wide spread in time, genetic material from Neanderthals still can be found in a piece of DNA (called a haplotype) in the human X chromosome -- meaning the two clearly mated. "This confirms recent findings suggesting that the two populations interbred," says Dr. Labuda. His team places the timing of such intimate contacts and family ties early on, probably at the crossroads of the Middle East. Neanderthals possessed the gene for language and had sophisticated music, art and tool craftsmanship skills, so they must have not been all that unattractive to modern humans at the time, DiscoveryNews.com noted. "There is little doubt that this haplotype is present because of mating with our ancestors and Neanderthals," Nick Patterson of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University told DiscoveryNews.com. He added, "This is a very nice result, and further analysis may help determine more details."
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Is this saying that the FoxP2 gene in Europeans is different than the FoxP2 in people of African descent?
There’s a whole lot of conclusions one can come to about that, and most of them are not very politically-correct...
And I know just which part of me it is.
(Wink-wink, nudge-nudge, say-no-more!)
One guy that was born in this general area comes to mind when the Neanderthal thing comes up. He is at least as dumb as a caveman. Just listen to his economic ideas.
I read the article and had the same thoughts...
The crucible may have been the Ice Age..
“Neanderthals possessed the gene for language and had sophisticated music,...”
I dig it.
More “sophisticated music”...
Now I *really* dig it!
I always thought I was a little hairy for a female.
“You may be part Neanderthal”
My wife tells me that whenever I “cook” a steak just enough to get rid of the moo.
This article is sure to raise many a unibrow.
Guitar-playing, smooth-talking neanderthal, I must have you!
The Neanderthal was an advbanced ape and his dna was halfway between ours and that of a chimpanzee. We could no more interbreed with neanderthals than we could with dogs or cats.
We can believe the “scientists” (”You May Be Part Neandertha”l) or we can choose to believe the Creator of man, who has never been known to lie:
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”
Modern man would rather claim apes and Neanderthals as his ancestors than admit that God created man in His image.
This ludicrous “wisdom” is why “God holds them in derision,” as the Psalms say.
The Neanderthal was an advbanced ape and his dna was halfway between ours and that of a chimpanzee.Check the copyright date of your reference material. You would be well served to try to find something newer than 1850 on which to base your opinions.
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