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    Re: Signs of Neanderthals Mating With Humans

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I guess that ideology could explain origins. Liberals are the result of hundreds of thousands of years of evolution, mutations and interbreeding with other humanoids. Conservatives were magically conjured up by a televangelist one Sunday morning in 1972.
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    Re: Signs of Neanderthals Mating With Humans

    Wow, people twisted my comment to make it personal attacks at others. The maturity level is just off the charts. Liberals and conservatives are two separate ideologies within the human species If anything descended from neanderthals it would be hyper partisans from both sides

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    Re: Signs of Neanderthals Mating With Humans

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Wow, people twisted my comment to make it personal attacks at others. The maturity level is just off the charts. Liberals and conservatives are two separate ideologies within the human species If anything descended from neanderthals it would be hyper partisans from both sides
    Hmmm.....


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    Re: Signs of Neanderthals Mating With Humans

    The program I heard yesterday on NPR said that 3-4% of European and Middle Eastern humans have neanderthal DNA. This intermixing occured after the exodus of humans from Africa.

    The Neanderthals were not unintelligent, despite the fact that they have unusual brow ridges by our standards. Their cranial capacity was actually larger than ours. I've read that some scientists believe that their vocal abilities were limited, however, making sophisticated language a difficulty for them. Some theorize that they relied on sign language heavily.

    Most likely this intermixing was a result of rape of Cro-Magnon females, I would suspect. I'm sure some of that went on.

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    Re: Signs of Neanderthals Mating With Humans

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    The program I heard yesterday on NPR said that 3-4% of European and Middle Eastern humans have neanderthal DNA. This intermixing occured after the exodus of humans from Africa.

    The Neanderthals were not unintelligent, despite the fact that they have unusual brow ridges by our standards. Their cranial capacity was actually larger than ours. I've read that some scientists believe that their vocal abilities were limited, however, making sophisticated language a difficulty for them. Some theorize that they relied on sign language heavily.

    Most likely this intermixing was a result of rape of Cro-Magnon females, I would suspect. I'm sure some of that went on.
    Wow, never thought I'd see a thread on caveman rape scenarios. LOL

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    Re: Signs of Neanderthals Mating With Humans

    Guys,
    We share 60% of our DNA with banana trees......

    Nothing to get excited about.
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    Re: Signs of Neanderthals Mating With Humans

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    This doesn't surprise me, considering Neanderthals were fully German
    There. Fixed it for you.
    If life gives you Melons you probably have dyslexia.

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    Re: Signs of Neanderthals Mating With Humans

    Here's more specifics. It's thought that non-African humans carry 1-4% of Neanderthal genome. The transfer of this genetic material was one-way. So, no Cro-Magnon dudes were taking Neanderthal wives in some inter-species, cross-cultural love story. But, Neanderthal dudes were impregnating Cro-magnon chicks, most likely by force.

    Researchers found that sequenced human genomes from one San from southern Africa, one Yoruba from West Africa, one Papua New Guinean, one Han Chinese and one French person shared 1 to 4 percent common genomic material with Neanderthals, the result of these people's ancient ancestors interbreeding with the close relative. The genes appear to offer no benefit and be randomly placed. Additionally the transfer appears one way, from Neanderthals to humans.
    DailyTech - Neanderthal Genome Complete; Provides Evidence of Evolution, Interbreeding

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    Re: Signs of Neanderthals Mating With Humans

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    There. Fixed it for you.
    Oh God, imagined if you had replaced it with African or Hispanic?!?!? Ouch...
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    Re: Signs of Neanderthals Mating With Humans

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    [i]Neanderthals mated with some modern humans after all and left their imprint in the human genome, a team of biologists has reported in the first detailed analysis of the Neanderthal genetic sequence.
    My guess is that they very likely did interbreed, probably quite often, but that the offspring was most likely sterile--unable to pass on the mixture of genes. like mules.

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