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Who Would Win in a Fight: a Modern Human or a Neanderthal?
Slate ^ | Oct. 24, 2012 | Brian Palmer

Posted on 10/24/2012 5:08:38 PM PDT by SJackson

We beat them at evolution. But what about fisticuffs?

A team of archaeologists, paleoanthropologists, and paleoartists has created a more accurate Neanderthal reconstruction, based on a nearly complete skeleton discovered in France more than 100 years ago. The La Ferrassie Neanderthal man was short but stocky. If a modern man came nose-to-nose with a Neanderthal, could he take him in a fight?

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


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KEYWORDS: evolution; fight; modernman; neanderthal
I know.


1 posted on 10/24/2012 5:08:39 PM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

No way do I go to Slate for fun.


2 posted on 10/24/2012 5:11:17 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: SJackson

We’ll know in two weeks.


3 posted on 10/24/2012 5:12:51 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: SJackson

Amazing! LOL!!!!

That scene you posted the pic from actually crossed my mind while I was reading the headline.


4 posted on 10/24/2012 5:13:03 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: SJackson

I know, too. :-)

*casually polishes the barrel of my Remington*


5 posted on 10/24/2012 5:13:14 PM PDT by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: SJackson

Modern man would win, of course. He would just pull out his evolution-ized, large-brain-created, bullet weapon and blast the creature.

That is assuming we would bring to the fight that which our “species” created.


6 posted on 10/24/2012 5:14:27 PM PDT by madison10
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To: supremedoctrine

Ouch. (ROTFLMAO)


7 posted on 10/24/2012 5:15:17 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: SJackson

8 posted on 10/24/2012 5:15:49 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: madison10

If we send in a light-loafer lefty, the attempt to hug the Neanderthal would not end well.

Although I bet many would pay to see it, gruesome as it would be.


9 posted on 10/24/2012 5:16:13 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SJackson

The modern man, of course.

10 posted on 10/24/2012 5:20:25 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: SJackson

Never bet on the white guy


11 posted on 10/24/2012 5:25:05 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: SJackson

The question really is it brawn vs brains.
Unless, Neanderthals are actually smart, then modern man is screwed.


12 posted on 10/24/2012 5:27:12 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: SJackson

13 posted on 10/24/2012 5:27:39 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: SJackson
Who Would Win in a Fight: a Modern Human or a Neanderthal?

If some Neanderthal assaults me, I'm siccing Caveman Lawyer on him (her).

14 posted on 10/24/2012 5:46:10 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: SJackson
Who Would Win in a Fight: a Modern Human or a Neanderthal?

I'll take the work of John Moses Browning over that of Tok the Poiny-stick Monger.
15 posted on 10/24/2012 5:46:52 PM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: SJackson
I go for aggressiveness, reach, and leverage.

We didn't beat them to the top of the food chain by being liberal weenies.

16 posted on 10/24/2012 5:49:47 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SJackson

Anyone consulted Shatner on this????


17 posted on 10/24/2012 5:52:52 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Dr Erkel and Mr. Jive...lurking the streets of DC)
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To: SJackson

I would win.

I got Mad Skills, Wicked willpower and a desire to totally dominate.

Don’t fight fair anyway. It’s not like he’s gonna understand the comcept ....


18 posted on 10/24/2012 5:57:55 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SJackson

Human vs. Neanderthal. Ditka vs. hurricane.


19 posted on 10/24/2012 6:01:26 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: SJackson

Make it fair fight. Give ‘em both a Colt SP1.


20 posted on 10/24/2012 6:03:49 PM PDT by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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To: martin_fierro

I’m just a simple Caveman,

Your ways frighten and confuse me...


21 posted on 10/24/2012 6:10:54 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SJackson

If we are talking a neanderthal vs. a normal, non-violent office worker then the neanderthal will probably win

Put the neanderthal against a UFC fighter or some other kind of professional fighter, my money is on modern man.

We’re built bigger, more mass...it’d be like a UFC fighter fighting against a guy from three weight classes down. It’s also much more likely that we’ll be able to adjust attack / defense patterns quicker than neanderthals.

If we’re able to bring weapons, forget it. No contest.


22 posted on 10/24/2012 6:12:16 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: SJackson
Thought about it a little further and I'd just go Captain Kirk on his azz: \P
23 posted on 10/24/2012 6:12:21 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SJackson
Thought about it a little further and I'd just go Captain Kirk on his azz: \P
24 posted on 10/24/2012 6:12:39 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: mountn man
I'll take your Chuck Norris and raise you...


25 posted on 10/24/2012 6:19:56 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: SJackson
Pick up a large rock. The Neanderthal would ask "Is that an Obama"?

The Homo Sapien would answer "Place you head down here and this uncommitted third party voter will decide"

26 posted on 10/24/2012 6:23:41 PM PDT by Starstruck (Looking into the abyss.)
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To: ecomcon

Modern man, you don’t take a knife to a gun fight!!!


27 posted on 10/24/2012 6:30:11 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: SJackson

What about an army of elves against an army of orcs?


28 posted on 10/24/2012 6:46:04 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: supremedoctrine

Now 12 days!


29 posted on 10/24/2012 9:22:05 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: martin_fierro

You’ve all noticed the leftards always put her or woman, in front of him/man in discussing things. “As firefighters, women and men ....” blah blah

Have you noticed they NEVER DO THIS when what is being described is a NEGATIVE situation? THere they never put the word woman, or female, or a female pronoun, they ALWAYS use the masculine.

Obviously it is done on purpose. THere’s plenty of examples of females doing negative behaviors and violence, especially on those they are more powerful over, kids mainly, and guys who won’t fight back. But using language this way is subtle, but the left does it on purpose because it reinforces the imagery they want reinforced in people’s minds - that only guys do bad things, and the only time you here women referenced it’s doing good things.


30 posted on 10/24/2012 9:25:42 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: mountn man
Whose side is he on?


31 posted on 10/25/2012 12:11:20 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Secret Agent Man
You’ve all noticed the leftards always put her or woman, in front of him/man in discussing things. “As firefighters, women and men ....” blah blah

Have you noticed they NEVER DO THIS when what is being described is a NEGATIVE situation? THere they never put the word woman, or female, or a female pronoun, they ALWAYS use the masculine.

Obviously it is done on purpose. THere’s plenty of examples of females doing negative behaviors and violence, especially on those they are more powerful over, kids mainly, and guys who won’t fight back. But using language this way is subtle, but the left does it on purpose because it reinforces the imagery they want reinforced in people’s minds - that only guys do bad things, and the only time you here women referenced it’s doing good things.

Yep.

And if there's anything good, it's a "male" or simply the name of the profession.

If there's anything bad, it's a "man."

32 posted on 10/25/2012 12:25:41 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: SJackson
We beat them at evolution. But what about fisticuffs?

First, a male Neanderthal at 5-9 - 6 foot could easily weigh 320 lbs without any fat on him; this is what the comparison looks like, courtesy www.themandus.org, Neandrethal with fur removed for illustration:

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A one on one unarmed fight, the human would have little if any chance, the one slight hope being to target the nose or those big eyes.

Other than that we didn't "beat them at evolution"; we killed them all and the word "we" in that only pertains to descendants of Cro Magnon groups i.e. you'd need to be a member of Basque, Ainu, Australian Aborigine or some such group to claim any sort of ancestral credit for it, most of us are descended from Noah and the familiar Bible antediluvian and not from Cro Magnons.

Cro Magnons had several edges in that conflict:


33 posted on 10/25/2012 6:35:02 PM PDT by varmintman (November Sixth || Obunga is Through || Bork Obunga || Before He Borks You || Burma Shave)
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