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  • Who Would Win in a Fight: a Modern Human or a Neanderthal?

    10/24/2012 5:08:38 PM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies
    Slate ^ | Oct. 24, 2012 | Brian Palmer
    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?
  • Modern man had sex with Neanderthals

    10/26/2009 3:33:00 PM PDT · by Dysart · 168 replies · 4,347+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 10-25-09 | Amy Willis
    Modern man and Neanderthals had sex across the species barrier, according to leading geneticist Professor Svante Paabo.Professor Paabo, who is director of genetics at the renowned Max Planck Institution for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, made the claim at a conference in the Cold Springs Laboratory in New York. But Prof Paabo said he was unclear if the couplings had led to children, of if they were capable of producing offspring. "What I'm really interested in is, did we have children back then and did those children contribute to our variation today?" he said in an article in The Sunday Times....
  • How You Too Can Know that You're a Modern Man...

    12/11/2006 8:13:56 AM PST · by occu77 · 2 replies · 269+ views
    The Missal ^ | 11/3/06 | JWG
    1. Murder, crime, terrorism, injustice, evil, none of these things bother you very much. Words terrify you and hurt your feelings. 2. You're very sensitive to being very sensitive. 3. You think the whole world thinks like you do. Or ought to. 4. You can't understand how somebody could enjoy harming, raping, torturing, and dismembering others. So you don't believe it really happens. 5. You get all of your news either from Internet message boards, from comedy shows on cable channels, from late night talk shows, from syndicated cartoons, or all of these things. You think anything that is popular...
  • The Agony and the Ecstasy : Body Image and the Modern World

    11/26/2006 3:32:03 PM PST · by occu77 · 7 replies · 429+ views
    The Missal ^ | 9/3/06 | JWG
    Part 1 of 2 Part One, Tattoodom Come In recent years tattooing and body piercing have become ever more vital methods of personal expression for millions of people, especially those of the younger generations. But now many people are discovering incredible new and valuable uses for their collections of individual and wearable body art. On college and public high school campuses across the United States tattooing and body piercing have become the acknowledged means of expressing personal individuality. One young student described it succinctly in this way, “You’re really not an individual unless you’ve got some kind of tattoo or...
  • Rediscovering the New World Ancient bones offer glimpse into how earliest settlers lived

    03/05/2006 9:44:37 AM PST · by barj · 14 replies · 612+ views
    Cnn ^ | 5 Mar | CNN
    (excerpt) One of the big unanswered questions was whether Kennewick Man was Caucasian. The answer, it turns out, is probably no. He's more likely Polynesian or closer to Ainu, an ethnic group that is now found only in northern Japan but in prehistoric times lived throughout coastal areas of eastern Asia, say researchers http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/03/05/time.first.americans/index.html