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Cavemen among us: Some humans are 4 percent Neanderthal
csmon ^ | May 6, 2010 | Pete Spotts

Posted on 05/25/2014 2:05:03 PM PDT by ckilmer

A new study concludes that humans mated with Neanderthals 50,000 to 80,000 years ago, leaving traces of the Neanderthal genome in some modern humans.

This picture shows the reconstruction of a Neanderthal woman at the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, Germany, on March 20, 2009. A new study is offering insights into how early humans and Neanderthals were similar and different.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany
KEYWORDS: caveman; gene; germany; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; neandertal; neandertals; neanderthal; neanderthals; paleo
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1 posted on 05/25/2014 2:05:03 PM PDT by ckilmer
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To: ckilmer
I saw her at WalMart. She was holding up the line.

3 posted on 05/25/2014 2:08:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Blond, strong features. Would she clean up nice?


4 posted on 05/25/2014 2:10:31 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: ckilmer

Only 4%, sheesh Al Gore has that beat by a mile!


5 posted on 05/25/2014 2:12:07 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: BenLurkin

Looks like a teacher I had in high school.


6 posted on 05/25/2014 2:13:04 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Couple or three beers and I’d hit it.


7 posted on 05/25/2014 2:15:06 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: ckilmer

How did you get a picture of Mom?


8 posted on 05/25/2014 2:15:34 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: ckilmer
Chimpanzees are "closet living relatives" to humans?

When are the gay activists going to get busy trying to persuade chimps to "come out"?

9 posted on 05/25/2014 2:15:43 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: glorgau

Don’t hit Mom, please!


10 posted on 05/25/2014 2:16:10 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: NTHockey
The giant Russian boxer must be a close relative.
11 posted on 05/25/2014 2:17:03 PM PDT by Hang'emAll (If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?)
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To: NTHockey

Looks like a MAN I used to know.


12 posted on 05/25/2014 2:17:17 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: BenLurkin

Looks like Eleanor Clift.


13 posted on 05/25/2014 2:17:48 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: ckilmer
Even 50,000 years ago there would be less than 1% DNA trace. This author is just ignorant. My Great Great Grandmother only gives me 12.5% of her genes so my 4th great grandparents would give me about 3%. That is a long way form 50-80 thousand years ago.
14 posted on 05/25/2014 2:18:14 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: ckilmer

in unrelated news, polls indicate homosexuals account for 2-4% of the population


15 posted on 05/25/2014 2:23:29 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: BenLurkin
...the "hard out-of-Africa hypothesis" in which a small group of anatomically modern humans migrates from Africa "and replaced everyone else in the world.

That's what black racists have seized upon (and corrupted) to claim the white man and all his trappings of civilization are owed to the black man and his culture.

16 posted on 05/25/2014 2:24:35 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: ckilmer
The researchers found that 99.7 percent of the Neanderthal genome is identical to modern humans. Both Neanderthal and modern human genomes are 99.8 percent identical to that of chimpanzees.

Let me see, that means modern humans are more closely related to chimpanzees than to Neanderthals.

17 posted on 05/25/2014 2:27:34 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: BenLurkin

I’ve definitely seen her spittin’ image. And she probably was spittin’.


18 posted on 05/25/2014 2:28:36 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: ckilmer

.................A few anatomically modern humans mated with Neanderthals, likely in North Africa or the Middle East as modern humans initially were moving out of Africa, the researchers say......................

Maybe they should do some serious follow-up
using present day muzzies. Perhaps they will
find a strong bond with early cave men!


19 posted on 05/25/2014 2:28:59 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: BenLurkin

How do you know it’s a she?


20 posted on 05/25/2014 2:30:06 PM PDT by jonsie
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To: Hang'emAll

Those brow ridges and the sloping forehead are sure giveaways, as is the hirsute body.


21 posted on 05/25/2014 2:30:33 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: ckilmer

Re: “Neanderthal-derived genes failed to show up in the African genomes.”

Uh, oh.

Does this mean I have to plead guilty to “White Privilege?”


22 posted on 05/25/2014 2:33:44 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: BenLurkin

I know that lady. She was one of our neighbors while I was growing up.

Some folks are WAY more than “4%” Neanderthal.


23 posted on 05/25/2014 2:35:17 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: ckilmer

Quatermass and the Pit (1967)...I sure hope they don’t also find we’re part insectoid/alien and the two genetic codes (Neanderthal/human vs insectoid/alien) don’t end up fighting for planet dominance.


24 posted on 05/25/2014 2:35:30 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (America for Americans first!)
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To: Hang'emAll

Seriously, that picture needs the caption “This guy can punch your lights out”.

But I am confused by this article.

Nevertheless, I still possess the 100% white woman card which my gay brother bestowed upon me, back in the day when humor was still possible.

I intend to play it as needed.


25 posted on 05/25/2014 2:37:32 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: glorgau

WWLD? (What would Laz Do)?


26 posted on 05/25/2014 2:37:56 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: ckilmer
Some humans are 4 percent Neanderthal

Nuthin new here. Peoples been sayin this about me for years. And usually the number was a lot higher than 4%!

27 posted on 05/25/2014 2:39:27 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: ckilmer
WOW, this is great.
We will soon find out who was here FIRST.
Neanderthal's were here before modern humans so we don't have to worry about the Jews and the Palestinians.
The Europeans and the native Americans.
The Spanish's and the Aztecs.
If your not of Neanderthal blood, get off the planet.
NOW!
28 posted on 05/25/2014 2:39:48 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: meadsjn

“Looks like Eleanor Clift.”

On a bad hair day.


29 posted on 05/25/2014 2:42:21 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Blond, strong features. Would she clean up nice?

I'm going to guess that a young Neanderthal women would be no worse looking than what many men take home from the bar after it closes.

30 posted on 05/25/2014 2:43:42 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: BenLurkin

LOL!

would Laz hit it?


31 posted on 05/25/2014 2:45:12 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: ckilmer
I've got an ex brother-in-law that easily tops 50%.

/johnny

32 posted on 05/25/2014 2:47:11 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Do these 4% suffer from diabetes?


33 posted on 05/25/2014 2:50:52 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: PapaBear3625
Looks like my second ex wife after cleaning the stables.

/johnny

34 posted on 05/25/2014 2:56:39 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: PapaBear3625

Nope, still looks like John Travolta


35 posted on 05/25/2014 2:57:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: blam

Ping.


36 posted on 05/25/2014 2:58:14 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: mountainlion

Even 50,000 years ago there would be less than 1% DNA trace. This author is just ignorant. My Great Great Grandmother only gives me 12.5% of her genes so my 4th great grandparents would give me about 3%. That is a long way form 50-80 thousand years ago.


Not exactly. Your folks may give you genes that distinguish you from other humans, but there are LOTS of genes that we all have in common (how your pancreas work and is built, etc.) I wouldn’t be surprised if 99% of human genes are ones we all share.


37 posted on 05/25/2014 2:59:46 PM PDT by Freeping Since 2001 (Since 2001. Seriously.)
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To: zeestephen

I thought I read that first humans were in Africa so this doesn’t follow....


38 posted on 05/25/2014 3:01:14 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: luvbach1

Recent comparisons of chimp and human DNA have backed off due to better sequencing to at most 98.5% and at the least 96%, plus, you have the difference of 23 chromosome pairs in humans and 24 in chimps. Neanderthal is a lot closer to us at 99.7 to 99.8 %.


39 posted on 05/25/2014 3:03:35 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: ckilmer

“Some humans are 4 percent Neanderthal”

I’m sure that fluctuates a little. I know for a fact that
some are 25 maybe 35%. Take congress for example......


40 posted on 05/25/2014 3:06:00 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: ckilmer

I beg you reconsider the 4% figure.


41 posted on 05/25/2014 3:11:52 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: ckilmer

I beg you reconsider the 4% figure.


42 posted on 05/25/2014 3:11:54 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: ckilmer

I think they need more grant money.


43 posted on 05/25/2014 3:15:53 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ckilmer

44 posted on 05/25/2014 3:21:19 PM PDT by Gritty (Climate hysterics shriek on. Loud and apocalyptic is the only setting on the machine.-Mark Steyn)
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To: JimSEA

I was going by the figures in the article.


45 posted on 05/25/2014 3:23:06 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: luvbach1
Modern Neanderthal have a way of finding each other.


46 posted on 05/25/2014 3:39:36 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: Lazamataz

Re: Post 30. Your verdict?


47 posted on 05/25/2014 3:46:38 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: BenLurkin

I married her. Now I have to do what she tells me.


48 posted on 05/25/2014 3:48:31 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

I’ve dated one like that, and maybe a few cromagnums too.


49 posted on 05/25/2014 3:50:35 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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roseanne barr photo: Roseanne Barr roseanne-barr.jpg
50 posted on 05/25/2014 3:54:31 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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