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Thrown together

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Jimmy, May 10, 2021.

  1. Jimmy

    Jimmy Well-Known Member

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    BFD7E68B-1E2F-4B2D-8AE1-03069C4F144F.png If Neanderthals were around today how would that work out? I have a sneaky suspicion that all wouldn’t go well.
     
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    Well, last time we met we did participate in their extinction the first time around, I doubt our relationship would improve much.
     
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    Afaik there is no evidence of Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens having had any extensive in-fighting. We either hunted off their game, or introduced virulent diseases (probably both).

    In other news. Having Neanderthal genes may impact ones susceptibility for severe COVID (also both ways).
    Neanderthal genes may influence COVID-19 severity
     
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  4. Viker

    Viker Filia Diaboli, in a shroud of metaphor and mystery

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    They'd likely be another exploited and mistreated minority. Humans are famous for that.
     
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  5. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I don't think there would be gang warfare, it seems that in my area at least, Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon shared the same home for a short period at La Roque St Christophe.

    Also remember today they would have evolved just as humans have evolved.
     
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    I suspect they were assimilated more than 'killed off'. So they are still around. I feel I've met a number of them over the years. :)
     
  7. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    With their bigger brains & braincases,
    Neanderthals wouldbe reviled as nerds.
     
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  8. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    So would humans of the time who's brain was about 10% bigger than modern humans
     
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    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    a replay of....Planet of the Apes
     
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    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    We're all descended from nerds, eh.
     
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    neander-nerds
     
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    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    Gorillas vs chimps.

    Chimps being intellectual and gorillas being brawn.
     
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