Skip to comments.Neanderthals may have been ‘as intelligent’ as humans, scientists say
Posted on 05/02/2014 2:05:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai
New research has undermined the popular belief that Neanderthals were less intelligent than Homo sapiens, and challenges the widely-held view they were forced into extinction by modern humans.
Many experts have suggested humans advanced culture and hunting ability caused Neanderthals to disappear from Europe over 30,000 years ago.
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They were probably smarter.
I disagree. Just look at Nancy Pelosi. Neanderthals were stupider than humans.
Uh, the “Neanderthal Man” is a hoax right?
Did they find a copy of a Paleo Encyclopedia?
Different kind of smart, I reckon.
Not innovative so much as adaptive.
There’s a theory that we already had a prehistoric “idiocracy” that wiped out the neanderthals.
The theory says they were more intelligent, spiritual and monogamous creatures who were defeated by savage homo sapiens who kept breeding/consuming/fighting like monkeys.
The theory also says more advanced cultures/races have a higher percentage of neanderthal DNA.
Yeah. That is why they had cell phones and the internet...
“They were probably smarter”
And the Denisovans were good at math...
Really, this is a stupid what-if debate. There’s only one way to tell—clone a few from bone DNA. If they feel lonely, clone some mammoths. If not... turn ‘em loose.
These same scientists cannot even tell you how intelligent you are, or your neighbor is.
They saw a nasty liberal streak developing in humans and built a spaceship and left.
At last. It’s OK to be Neanderthal.
True, they didn’t vote democrap.
Neanderthals may have been wiped out due to INTERBREEDING and not because of a lack of intelligence
Daily Mail | 29 April 2014 | JONATHAN O’CALLAGHAN
Posted on 4/29/2014 9:49:50 PM by Fractal Trader
The Neandertal EnigmaFrayer'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]
by James Shreeve
Neither did anyone have that prior to 30 years ago.
Every time I hear or read the words “scientists say,” my skepticism peaks.
Neither did the Founding Fathers.
They were pretty stupid, huh?
Neanderthals are not a hoax. Numerous fossils have been found at many sites in Europe and the Middle East. The question is whether they are part of our species or a different species of humanity. Their genus is Homo so they are "human" whether or not they belong to Homo sapiens.
"Missing link" "evidence" always turns out to be a fraud and a hoax. And I think the "Neanderthal Man " is supposed to be evidence of the non-existent "missing link", mas non?
The main thing you have to remember, they ain’t here and we are.
Gives the academics something to Chase grants for, but in the end all the Neanderthals that ever lived are dead.
God created man in his image from the getgo, anything else is a hoax. That’s the short answer.
They’re really giving phrenology a run for the money, eh?
A bump on the head may be quite continental...
Your response not too informative, kinda vague.
"That is so condescending."
That does not compute. UNC is Carolina blue. Blue, as a pigment, and cavemen do not match.
The history of blue pigment is almost certainly the most fascinating story of any pigment. Subject of many academic studies and non-fiction books, a part of art history. Even a key element in one of Christopher Moore's warped books, Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art (combine (a) the death of Vincent van Gogh, (b) ribald fact-based fiction about the French Impressionists, (c) the sacredness, scarcity, and history of blue pigment, (d) evil incarnate, and (e) all the warped comedy Christopher Moore can bring).
No blue at Lascaux.
The Virgin Mary's blue mantle (431?), and 10th and 14th red mantle (not at all well-versed here). IIRC, unfinished Renaissance portraits of the Virgin Mary because of the unavailability and cost of ultramarine blue. Blue in an atom of a nutshell: Blue Through the Centuries: Sacred and Sought After.
I read a lot on the subject (Google: history of blue pigment) about two years ago, including parts of art and pigment history books, but I'm an infant on the subject Blue. It's fascinating.