Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Legend
    Points: 174,241, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    alaskaguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    10,204
    Points
    174,241
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 6
    Given: 1

    Neanderthals have gotten a bum rap

    Research by UK and American scientists has struck another blow to the theory that Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) became extinct because they were less intelligent than our ancestors (Homo sapiens). The research team has shown that early stone tool technologies developed by our species, Homo sapiens, were no more efficient than those used by Neanderthals.

    Many long-held beliefs suggesting why the Neanderthals went extinct have been debunked in recent years. Research has already shown that Neanderthals were as good at hunting as Homo sapiens and had no clear disadvantage in their ability to communicate. Now, these latest findings add to the growing evidence that Neanderthals were no less intelligent than our ancestors.

    Link:
    New Evidence Debunks 'Stupid' Neanderthal Myth


    "If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." Albert Einstein
    "If your worried about falling off the bike, you'd never get on" Lance Armstrong
    "Dress cute wherever you go, life is too short to blend in." Paris Hilton
    "Money is one of the greatest instruments of freedom ever invented by man." F.A. Hayek

  2. #2
    Legend
    Points: 386,348, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 26.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    bos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    23,677
    Points
    386,348
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 478
    Given: 320

    Re: Neanderthals have gotten a bum rap

    Honestly, all species have their idiots. There sure are alot of human ones today.



  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 471,359, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 59.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    jdoggivjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sterling Heights, MI
    Posts
    31,848
    Points
    471,359
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 578
    Given: 400

    Re: Neanderthals have gotten a bum rap

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Honestly, all species have their idiots. There sure are alot of human ones today.
    And, unfortunately, it seems to be the dominant trait as they keep multiplying faster than the intelligent ones...


    Chuck Lidell: I paint my toenails with pink and black polish. Problem is, I get more paint on my toes and on the carpet than on my nails. Any advice?
    Maria Sharapova: Don't you beat up other guys for a living? I don't know how to answer this.



  4. #4
    Addict
    Points: 81,388, Level: 88
    Level completed: 69%, Points required for next Level: 562
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Ames, Born and Raised
    Posts
    8,423
    Points
    81,388
    Level
    88
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 0

    Re: Neanderthals have gotten a bum rap

    I saw a bum rap once.


    It's Bushbama!

    2 time Chupacabra of Humor Award Recipient

    Quote Originally Posted by joefrog
    I will admit, I am to blame in sometimes making mountains out of molehills.

  5. #5
    Speechless
    Points: 471,359, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 59.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    jdoggivjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sterling Heights, MI
    Posts
    31,848
    Points
    471,359
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 578
    Given: 400

    Re: Neanderthals have gotten a bum rap

    Yeah, but even Neanderthals can save money by switching to Geico. It's so easy that even a caveman can do it...


    Chuck Lidell: I paint my toenails with pink and black polish. Problem is, I get more paint on my toes and on the carpet than on my nails. Any advice?
    Maria Sharapova: Don't you beat up other guys for a living? I don't know how to answer this.



  6. #6
    Legend
    Points: 167,622, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 31.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    The_Architect's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Focus Town
    Posts
    11,435
    Points
    167,622
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 262
    Given: 1,032

    Re: Neanderthals have gotten a bum rap

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    And, unfortunately, it seems to be the dominant trait as they keep multiplying faster than the intelligent ones...
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1sE1E3z7jU"]YouTube - the intro to idiocracy[/ame]


    While on live TV, Ford used a vulgar term to describe a private part of the female anatomy, adding that he was “happily married” and “got more than enough to eat at home.”

  7. #7
    All-Star
    Points: 37,745, Level: 59
    Level completed: 92%, Points required for next Level: 105
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    1,423
    Points
    37,745
    Level
    59
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8
    Given: 83

    Re: Neanderthals have gotten a bum rap

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    Research by UK and American scientists has struck another blow to the theory that Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) became extinct because they were less intelligent than our ancestors . . . .
    Our ancestors were the Neanderthals' ancesters, too. According to a graphic in the October 2008 issue of National Geographic magazine (my copy arrived Friday).

    According to the magazine's article (the cover story, "The Other Humans -- Neanderthals Revealed"), some 700,000 years ago, "Ancestral modern human and Neanderthal populations begin to diverge."

    And 370,000 years ago, "Estimated date of lineage separation, based on genetic data."

    The magazine (cover photo and inside) includes photos of a lifelike model of a five-foot-tall, heavily muscled woman based on several sources, included fossils and DNA findings.

    Great stuff. I love reading about paleoanthropological news. Anyone else so interested will want to pick up a copy of NG's latest issue, I'm thinking.

    When I get a chance, I'm going to follow the link above, too.

    Thanks, alaskaguy!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	National_Geographic_cover.jpg 
Views:	3 
Size:	419.3 KB 
ID:	3381  


    Last edited by CyValley; 09-22-2008 at 04:44 PM.
    Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
    -George Washington

    We, the People, are the problem. I knew it!

  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 50,934, Level: 69
    Level completed: 85%, Points required for next Level: 216
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    AirWalke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    5,728
    Points
    50,934
    Level
    69
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 13
    Given: 6

    Re: Neanderthals have gotten a bum rap

    I thought I had heard somewhere that the Neanderthals were a more peaceful variant of the Homo genera that got wiped out by our ancestors. So, they might not have been less intelligent, but they probably didn't put up much of a fight, nor did they look to invade the lands of the more dominate species.


    Go Sssssssssyclones!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Iowa State vs. Kansas State
  • September 6, 2014
  • 11:00 AM