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Sleep With Neanderthals? Apparently We (homo Sapiens) Did
Seattle Times ^ | 8-13-2006 | Faye Flam

Posted on 08/13/2006 4:11:37 PM PDT by blam

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To: tomzz
Cro-magnon was a modern man, no different from us.

For all intensive purposes yes. A bit taller and maybe a bit more robust but the same could be said about the Japanese of today compared to those from the 1940s.
41 posted on 08/13/2006 4:32:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: eyespysomething
I found myself staring at a picture of a nude Neanderthal man

Neander-Tall porno ping

42 posted on 08/13/2006 4:32:55 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan,)
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To: null and void

ROFL!


43 posted on 08/13/2006 4:34:29 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: chichilarue

You're too late. They are already there.


44 posted on 08/13/2006 4:34:40 PM PDT by Fatuncle (Of course I'm ignorant. I'm here to learn.)
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To: blam
To be honest, he's really not half bad looking. He's got a good, muscular body, and while he's nobody's idea of handsome, that could be forgiven if he had a nice personality or I was starving and he offered to throw some rhino steaks on the fire for me.

Yeah, as if Faye Flam has much to bargain with..

Just to reiterate a couple points I made in that other thread of BS conjecture and fantasies that I commented at length on, we do not find mixed communities in the fossil record. Moreover, we have no idea what level of communication Neanderthals might muster, but it is absolutely safe to say that if they spoke any language it was not the language of contemporary Cro-Magnons. In other words, it's not altogether clear how Ms Flam would even communicate her desire to put out for some rhino steaks.

Furthermore, we have no way to know what the Neanderthal disposition might've been like. Ms. Flam seems to think it matters more whether she would have sex with Mr. Neanderthal than it matters whether he would have sex with her. Moreover, what makes Ms. Flam assume that Mr. Neanderthal would think her putting out was worth giving up a rhino steak for? Hell, I can see right now that I wouldn't give up a rhino steak for that.

Anyhow, I could go on and on and on. The problem here is that it's so easy to 'humanize' Neanderthals so that they're nothing more than slightly mishapen Cro-Magnons in the popular imagination, but the truth is that we know nothing at all about their personality or whatever passed for culture among them, much less about their sexual disposition. But the fact of the matter is that Cro-Magnons and Neanderthal by all evidence were separated by hundreds of thousands of years of divergent evolution, and that neither modern nor fossil DNA evidence has turned up any sign of interbreeding.

45 posted on 08/13/2006 4:34:56 PM PDT by AntiGuv ("..I do things for political expediency.." - Sen. John McCain on FOX News)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Yeah, well, next time maybe do a little research!


46 posted on 08/13/2006 4:35:00 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: blam

"As I started researching this issue, I found myself staring at a picture of a nude Neanderthal man..."

Too much information!


47 posted on 08/13/2006 4:37:21 PM PDT by toddlintown (IT)
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To: blam
Therayza Heinz Kerry
48 posted on 08/13/2006 4:38:15 PM PDT by Solamente (Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out...)
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To: Eaker
Roll that beautiful Neanderthal-walk footage please, sir...

Y'all make this seem like a bad thing...

49 posted on 08/13/2006 4:39:54 PM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: blam

"Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?"
50 posted on 08/13/2006 4:41:40 PM PDT by DoctorMichael (A wall first. A wall now.)
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To: AntiGuv

Haunting eyes on that chick. Scary!


51 posted on 08/13/2006 4:43:34 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do succeed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: the invisib1e hand
I always thought they were rather Cro-magnon.

You know, Yaleys ;)

52 posted on 08/13/2006 4:43:58 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Democrat Party stands for open treason in a time of war.)
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To: blam

You might have, but I can assure you that I did not.


53 posted on 08/13/2006 4:44:17 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: Solamente

Hey give that guy a shave and a haircut and he looks a lot like me! Maybe I'm the missing link! :-)


54 posted on 08/13/2006 4:44:28 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do succeed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: blam
I found myself staring at a picture of a nude Neanderthal man — a forensic sculpture created by Duke University paleoanthropologist Steve Churchill...

Unfortunately, just like everything else about evolution, this is a created sculpture, ie.. a fake

Evolution is bad sceince and its' theory does not pass the sceintific method.

IMHO, WhiteKnight

55 posted on 08/13/2006 4:44:50 PM PDT by WhiteKnight
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To: tomzz
In fact there was always a big mystery as to why there was zero evidence of crossbreeding despite the two groups living in close proximity for long periods of time. The DNA studies pretty much resolved the mystery. WE could no more interbreed with neanderthals than we could with horses.

There is much reason to think that modern humans could not interbreed with Neanderthals, simply because the vast preponderence of the evidence points squarely toward no interbreeding. But that being said, even if modern humans and Neanderthals could interbreed there are many, many sociocultural and behavioral factors that could very well make it never happen, or happen so rarely as to be of no consequence.

56 posted on 08/13/2006 4:45:05 PM PDT by AntiGuv ("..I do things for political expediency.." - Sen. John McCain on FOX News)
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To: Lazamataz; Calpernia
I've dated a few

Hey Laz, people are talking about your dating history again.

57 posted on 08/13/2006 4:45:35 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Democrat Party stands for open treason in a time of war.)
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To: HitmanLV
Haunting eyes on that chick. Scary!

Just bear in mind that they did not have make-up and tweezers 35,000 years ago. ;^)

58 posted on 08/13/2006 4:46:07 PM PDT by AntiGuv ("..I do things for political expediency.." - Sen. John McCain on FOX News)
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To: WhiteKnight
Evolution is bad sceince and its' theory does not pass the sceintific method.

IMHUO, WhiteKnight

Fixed your post. No charge.

59 posted on 08/13/2006 4:47:01 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Democrat Party stands for open treason in a time of war.)
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To: freedumb2003

LOL!


60 posted on 08/13/2006 4:48:06 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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