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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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To: Renfield

Question for geneticists lurking out there...

Supposing this is true, doesn’t this have significant ramifications for mitochondrial Eve?

If we were interbreeding with other hominids, wouldn’t that have the effect of pushing mitochondrial Eve further back than the first human ancestor actually was? (Because there is “foreign”, non-homo sapiens material in the mtDNA now.)

Just thinkin out loud here...


21 posted on 09/08/2011 5:42:19 PM PDT by Claud
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To: Claud

No.


22 posted on 09/08/2011 5:45:07 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Renfield

Ever hear of democrats?


23 posted on 09/08/2011 5:45:52 PM PDT by DougSc
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To: GAB-1955

(This is the part where you explain why not.) ;)


24 posted on 09/08/2011 5:47:41 PM PDT by Claud
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To: Renfield

Sure it’s true. You’ve seen the pics of H—— T-—— (she who must not be nsmed)


25 posted on 09/08/2011 5:47:43 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Renfield

In those days, they had social networks such as Apebook,
Crag`s List and DimTwitter for pre-interbreeding connections effected by scratching on a rock and throwing it at the intended recipient.


26 posted on 09/08/2011 5:49:12 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: freejohn; Squantos; Eaker
That’s um Eaker on the left........he’s the ugly one !
27 posted on 09/08/2011 5:49:51 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: dynachrome

“named”

defective spelchick


28 posted on 09/08/2011 5:50:03 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Claud

One doesn’t need to be a geneticist to see the possibilities that the article implies. A man, seeing “Eve” swinging around a branch, might have entertained the thought of monkeying around with some truly strange.


29 posted on 09/08/2011 5:56:15 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), Army NG, '89-' 96)
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To: Renfield

My ex-wife was Homo Non-Erectus


30 posted on 09/08/2011 5:57:52 PM PDT by SonofReagan
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To: SeeSharp

“Talk about a political correctness nightmare...”

That is really the point....I’m surprised that the study and the hypotheses saw the light of day.


31 posted on 09/08/2011 5:57:52 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Renfield

We had a guy in boot camp from Idaho who claimed to have experiences with sheep...


32 posted on 09/08/2011 6:03:32 PM PDT by Kenton (Barack Obama - Lowering American Expectations Since 2008)
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The Neandertal Enigma
by James Shreeve

in local libraries
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]
The Scars of Evolution:
What Our Bodies Tell Us
About Human Origins

by Elaine Morgan
"The most remarkable aspect of Todaro's discovery emerged when he examined Homo Sapiens for the 'baboon marker'. It was not there... Todaro drew one firm conclusion. 'The ancestors of man did not develop in a geographical area where they would have been in contact with the baboon. I would argue that the data we are presenting imply a non-African origin of man millions of years ago.'"

33 posted on 09/08/2011 6:03:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Renfield; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


34 posted on 09/08/2011 6:04:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SonofReagan

Scientific studies by eminent paleogroinocologists have proven that certain metals and minerals will short-circuit an important nerve that runs from the second finger of the left hand to the vagina.
You can find this article in the Paleontological Review, May, 2009 “The Neanderthal Vaginologues—Pass This Jobs Bill Right Away.” p. 39-2,910


35 posted on 09/08/2011 6:11:02 PM PDT by tumblindice (Governor Rick Perry: "No border fence")
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To: Renfield

My understanding has always been that Neanderthal’s exist in abundance on many NCAA football teams.


36 posted on 09/08/2011 6:15:20 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Claud

We haven’t found yet any Neandertal mitochondrial lines in the modern population. Which may mean the genetics was mostly one way - with their males, knowing the territory and thus having an advantage in hunting and tracking newcomers and perhaps attracted to the neoteny in the human females. The females who did bear young didn’t keep foreign males but in a small, closely related group, they kept the females for future breeding stock. Neandertal DNA, but no Y chromosomes at all or Neandertal matrinileal signatures.


37 posted on 09/08/2011 6:17:31 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: smokingfrog; freejohn; Squantos

Squantos won’t ever let me wear the darned watch.


38 posted on 09/08/2011 6:19:21 PM PDT by Eaker ("If someone misquotes you, it's because they know you're right.")
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To: smokingfrog; Eaker

Yep....dats us !

Eaker takes after the dog.... no really.... Eaker “takes” after the dog !


39 posted on 09/08/2011 6:20:21 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Kenton

why do you think scots wear kilts . sheep can hear zippers


40 posted on 09/08/2011 6:24:26 PM PDT by mt tom
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