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When humans broke off sex with neanderthals
Fox News ^ | October 05, 2012 | Charles Choi

Posted on 10/05/2012 12:48:49 PM PDT by Sopater

Neanderthals apparently last interbred with the ancestors of today's Europeans after modern humans with advanced stone tools expanded out of Africa, researchers say. The last sex between Neanderthals and modern humans likely occurred as recently as 47,000 years ago, the researchers added.

Modern humans once shared the globe with now-departed human lineages, including the Neanderthals, our closest known extinct relatives. Neanderthals had been around for about 30,000 years when modern humans appeared in the fossil record about 200,000 years ago. Neanderthals disappeared about 30,000 year ago.

In 2010, scientists completed the first sequence of the Neanderthal genome using DNA extracted from fossils, and an examination of the genetic material suggested that modern humans' ancestors occasionally successfully interbred with Neanderthals. Recent estimates reveal that Neanderthal DNA makes up 1 percent to 4 percent of modern Eurasian genomes, perhaps endowing some people with the robust immune systems they enjoy today.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: evolution; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; neandertal; neandertals; neanderthal; neanderthals
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Must have been something they said...
1 posted on 10/05/2012 12:48:53 PM PDT by Sopater
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To: Sopater

It’s not you, it’s me. Can’t we just be friends.


2 posted on 10/05/2012 12:50:45 PM PDT by DannyTN (c)
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To: Sopater

And they never called, either.


3 posted on 10/05/2012 12:51:27 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: Sopater
She done me wrong!


4 posted on 10/05/2012 12:51:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Sopater

I’m guessing then it was about 47,000 years ago that the British first domesticated sheep.


5 posted on 10/05/2012 12:52:35 PM PDT by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Sopater
Must have been something they said...

An ice age is the ultimate cold shoulder.

Fred and Barney are obviously Neanderthals while Wilma and Betty are modern humans.

6 posted on 10/05/2012 12:53:37 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Sopater; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
!


7 posted on 10/05/2012 12:54:00 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Sopater

He was needy and clingy!


8 posted on 10/05/2012 12:55:19 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Is that Bubbles? Micheal Jacksons buddy? I’m sure he would love to comment on this article.


9 posted on 10/05/2012 12:55:39 PM PDT by corbe (mystified)
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To: Sopater

They haven’t sampled everyone. I know I’ve seen some
Neanderthals alive and stupid on the freeway and in the
malls. I wonder if they’ve checked Walmart.


10 posted on 10/05/2012 12:55:52 PM PDT by jusduat (on the mercy of the Lord alone.)
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To: Sopater

Ah, we have found the roots of country music at last!


11 posted on 10/05/2012 12:56:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Sopater
The last sex between Neanderthals and modern humans likely occurred as recently as 47,000 years ago, the researchers added....

....Neanderthals had been around for about 30,000 years when modern humans appeared in the fossil record about 200,000 years ago. Neanderthals disappeared about 30,000 year ago. In 2010, scientists completed the first sequence of the Neanderthal genome using DNA extracted from fossils, and an examination of the genetic material suggested that modern humans' ancestors occasionally successfully interbred with Neanderthals. Recent estimates reveal that Neanderthal DNA makes up 1 percent to 4 percent of modern Eurasian genomes....

"Earthmen are not proud of their ancestors and never invite them round to dinner...."

12 posted on 10/05/2012 12:57:00 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Sopater; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz; JoeProBono; SunkenCiv

They DID?!! Why am I always the last to know.


13 posted on 10/05/2012 12:57:14 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: jusduat

Or the White House


14 posted on 10/05/2012 12:57:19 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: a fool in paradise
'Course we can't and won't mention Barry Hussein Obama-Soetero in this context, that would be GASP! ... RASIS!
15 posted on 10/05/2012 12:59:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Sopater

I just cannot stop laughing at this thread.


16 posted on 10/05/2012 1:00:44 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Sopater

clearly they haven’t visited many places on the planet today or their theory would be disproved,


17 posted on 10/05/2012 1:01:32 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: Revolting cat!

I have something to say but it would be “removed by moderator” ... for good reason.


18 posted on 10/05/2012 1:01:32 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: MeganC

If you look at the demographics and migrations it must of been the Irish.


19 posted on 10/05/2012 1:01:49 PM PDT by Little Bill
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To: andyk

Happy Friday. :-)


20 posted on 10/05/2012 1:01:59 PM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Sopater

"Sorry I maybe a caveman, but I ain't easy."
21 posted on 10/05/2012 1:03:59 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Sopater

Unless there was a lot of cheap whiskey around 30,000 years ago, waking up next to a neanderthal woman was probably a rare event.


22 posted on 10/05/2012 1:04:21 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: Aria

See my # 15, you have to say that you’d never say, whatever you then cite.


23 posted on 10/05/2012 1:04:41 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: a fool in paradise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEep67akIn4


24 posted on 10/05/2012 1:06:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Sopater

Neanderthals died of broken hearts.


25 posted on 10/05/2012 1:08:26 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Sopater

I can’t speak for other ladies, of course, but I certainly wouldn’t settle for a man who couldn’t offer an up-to-date stone washer-dryer and vacuum cleaner.


26 posted on 10/05/2012 1:09:16 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Optimism is much shallower than hope.)
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To: All

Neanderthals are doing okay in my home town.


27 posted on 10/05/2012 1:12:14 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (E pluribus biden)
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To: Revolting cat!; JoeProBono
Differ'nt strokes fer differ'nt folks...


28 posted on 10/05/2012 1:14:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

I don’t know ... Young men will “hit” just about anything that moves. What’s the guilty/not guilty ratio on all the naughty teacher threads again?


29 posted on 10/05/2012 1:15:49 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: jusduat

Pretty sure I’ve had sex with some of their women back in my college days.


30 posted on 10/05/2012 1:16:22 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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To: Sopater; Envisioning

It was something I said, about a month ago.


31 posted on 10/05/2012 1:18:49 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain: Beef: its whats for dinner...........)
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To: Sopater
I'm just...like...not into you anymore.


32 posted on 10/05/2012 1:19:03 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Sopater

I’ll call you. In about 20,000 years.
After we invent the telephone.


33 posted on 10/05/2012 1:20:21 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MeganC

You owe me a monitor!

Nominated for “Best Post of Thread”.


34 posted on 10/05/2012 1:21:18 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Sopater

My sister is still having sex with a Neanderthal.


35 posted on 10/05/2012 1:22:41 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: a fool in paradise

36 posted on 10/05/2012 1:25:06 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Sopater

Never have gone to bed with a Neanderthal, but I’ve woke up next to quite a few of them!


37 posted on 10/05/2012 1:25:45 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Vote Romney to stop Obama. Vote conservative Congresspeople to stop Romney.)
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To: Sopater
There is no scientific consensus that humans lived at the same time as the neanderthals let alone had sex with them. This must therefore be sarcasm.
38 posted on 10/05/2012 1:26:13 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Sopater
Before humans broke off sex with neanderthals: Photobucket
39 posted on 10/05/2012 1:26:45 PM PDT by ontap
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To: Peter ODonnell

No, they continued on to eventually form the Democrat Party!


40 posted on 10/05/2012 1:27:09 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!r)
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To: Sopater

Did they examine Bill Clinton? Apparently he likes mummies.


41 posted on 10/05/2012 1:27:30 PM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: Sopater

“...expanded out of Africa...”

I’m guessing after visiting Brazil it was pretty tough going back to a hairy ape.


42 posted on 10/05/2012 1:29:54 PM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: jusduat

I think we have the roots of racism here—The Neanderthals looked different—so they human’s stopped having sex with them and started to kill them (and maybe eat them) hence we have no more Neanderthals around today. Maybe DNA cloning can bring back these tough brusers. Might make good warriors.


43 posted on 10/05/2012 1:30:02 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: jusduat
I wonder if they’ve checked Walmart.

Or.... the WWF.


44 posted on 10/05/2012 1:30:36 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Alex Murphy

Apparently they had Hard Rock Cafes back then to hook up.


45 posted on 10/05/2012 1:34:55 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: UCANSEE2

I knew it! I just do not believe the scientists really
know much about neanderthals. Lots of freepers have good
evidence of their continued existence.


46 posted on 10/05/2012 1:35:13 PM PDT by jusduat (on the mercy of the Lord alone.)
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To: Sopater

The Naked archeologist (a show I really enjoyed but you can’t get anymore) postulated the term “giants” in the bible in Genesis really meant old ones, and that the translation error came from the ancient concept of Titans being the old ones. Anyway, supposedly that area of Israel has a lot of Neanderthal remains and the thought was they were talking about Neanderthals in those verses of Genesis about the Nephilim.

If I recall correctly, he interviewed a bunch of rabbis in Israel and threw this out there. Never figured out if it was junk science or what, but it sounded interesting.


47 posted on 10/05/2012 1:35:48 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Sopater

It is never a good thing to say, “broke off” and “sex” in the same sentence.


48 posted on 10/05/2012 1:38:52 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
"Might make good warriors."

We already know they still vote. ;-)

49 posted on 10/05/2012 1:44:31 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: Sopater

fat girls,scooters, Neanderthals ...there’s a joke in there somewhere.


50 posted on 10/05/2012 1:45:40 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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