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Human & Neanderthal interbreeding questioned

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:49 PM

It was the discovery that challenged what it is to be human. The Neanderthal genome revealed that our extinct cousin's genes live on in many modern humans, implying that the two species interbred. But a controversial new study casts doubt on those claims of interspecies hanky-panky.

http://www.newscient...questioned.html

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:56 PM

One only has to look aound while out shopping to see, without question, that there are still neanderthals among us.  In my opinion.

Some political rallies are full of them.  :)

lol @ hanky-panky

Edited by Eldorado, 14 August 2012 - 01:58 PM.


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:17 PM

Anyone who doesn't think H. Sapiens and H Neanderthalis 'fooled around together',
has never seen what goes on in a bar near closing time...

The law of Consenting Mammals...


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:32 AM

From the article:

Reich and Pääbo disagree with the new formulation. They say recent analyses actually firm up the case for interbreeding. Most tellingly, Reich and his colleagues have an upcoming paper in PLoS Genetics that suggests non-Africans have shared genes in common with Neanderthals for only a few tens of thousands of years. If correct, this means these genes cannot predate the origin of Neanderthals, around 320,000 years ago.


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:51 PM

If it did happen I am betting it was not voluntary.


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:12 PM

View PostSocio, on 15 August 2012 - 12:51 PM, said:

If it did happen I am betting it was not voluntary.

Beer-goggles existed even back then, my friend.


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:15 PM

I know see why not. I am sure any captives females was raped. Interbreding was possible


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:23 PM

They have a different answer to this every 6 months.  I'm going to guess that the two species found eachother sexually repulsive and there was no interbreeding.  If there was inter-species sex would it have resulted in offspring?  There is only a difference of one chromosone between humans and chimpanzees but we cant interbreed.


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:42 PM

idk if we interbred then would the offspring be able to reproduce?


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:43 PM

I thought it was a question of 'how often' rather than 'did'?


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:51 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 15 August 2012 - 03:43 PM, said:

I thought it was a question of 'how often' rather than 'did'?
well scientist change their minds every 4 seconds now -.- hard to keep up at times.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:40 PM

It is possible, definitely is. Some people even act and look like Neanderthals.

Edited by St. Jimmy, 15 August 2012 - 04:41 PM.


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:20 PM

Well it's seems like DNA anylises prove otherwise:
1)  http://www.nytimes.c...?pagewanted=all
2)http://www.telegraph...an-species.html
3)http://www.nytimes.c...?pagewanted=all

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:17 PM

ok I am really bad in science but I just wanted to know...aren't neanderthals "older versions" of us modern people? if no then all these days I had the wrong idea, but if yes, they were humans too right? I am sorry if I some think it's silly, it's only because I don't know and I really want to know. :)


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:31 PM

Hmmm, humans + neanderthal = lawyers & politicians. DUH! We KNOW they screw everyone.......................






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