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Featured Your mom's a Neanderthal Dennis.

Discussion in 'Science and Religion' started by Nowhere Man, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    I had a better opinion of Neanderthals. :)

    Did any of our ancestors mate with chimps or bonobos?
     
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    IIRC, No.
    Because they branched off from our ape ancestors on a separate branch of the evolutionary tree. But I stand to be corrected
     
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    No, they didn't exist at that time :)
     
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    Kangaroo Feathers Hardline moderate

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    Well, our ancestors shortly after the LCA with those species probably mated with the ancestors of those species.
     
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    Most likely there was interbreeding between the three branches for about 800,000 years after they began to branch off, if I recall the estimates.
     
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    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    The more we learn, we learn that things are more complex than previously thought. To a child, a tree is very simple; but to a botanist a tree is very complex.
     
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    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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    I was taken aback by your title seeing how my name is Dennis. Mom would never qualify for Mother of the Year, but calling her a Neanderthal would sorta push it...just sayin'.
     
  9. Audie

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    Asian women are the most highly evolved
    members of the human species.
     
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    Probably not 'cross species' as such, but cross hybridization of sub-species involving at least Ancestors of Denisovans and Neanderthals, Neanderthals, Denisovans, and African homo sapiens.
     
  11. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    And that is the most objective comment, of course.
     
  12. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    Dogs, coyotes and wolves are carrying on that fine tradition.
     
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    Coyotes and wolves, even though potentially cross under artificial conditions are distinct species, and dogs are an artificially created subspecies of wolves by human's selective breeding. It is possible over time to consider dogs a separate species, but at present there is a grient of sub-specie genetics with some dogs like huskies that are very close to wolves.
     
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    objective evidence points to same
     
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    And some in the hallowed halls continue the
    tradition of splitting and lumping, as if it somehow
    matters.
     
  16. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    How is that Audie? :)
     
  17. columbus

    columbus Conservative Catholic from Hell

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    Don't mess with Audie.
    :mad:
    She's got friends in low places.
    Tom
     
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  18. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein Deus Lux Mea Est
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    This isn't really new info, that this sort of mating went on. It's been shown that various modern human populations have DNA from other human sub-species.
    I don't know if you're serious or not - but, no. "More" or "less evolved" aren't scientific concepts. No one is more special or better than another due to their ethnicity.
     
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  19. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    She seems perfectly capable of dishing it out so I don't think she needs to call on those friends.
     
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    columbus Conservative Catholic from Hell

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    But I want to do it.
    And I will.
    Tom
     
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