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Neanderthals' large eyes 'caused their demise


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#16    Timonthy

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:59 PM

View PostEldorado, on 13 March 2013 - 03:41 PM, said:

FGS... there's a new cause of their demise every week!  Do scientists not read the tabloids or visit UM?
This is what I thought as soon as I read the topic title...

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:03 PM

First they culdn't catch fish build boats only eat big animals now their eyes were to big. Scientist stop showing what fools you are. By the why they are part of the family face it.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:30 PM

View Postmarcos anthony toledo, on 14 March 2013 - 02:03 PM, said:

First they culdn't catch fish build boats only eat big animals now their eyes were to big. Scientist stop showing what fools you are. By the why they are part of the family face it.
boats? what fool you are!


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:55 PM

View PostEldorado, on 13 March 2013 - 03:41 PM, said:

FGS... there's a new cause of their demise every week!  Do scientists not read the tabloids or visit UM?

Just what I was thinking, these guys had no chance. If they where with us today they would be given Disabled Parking Permits from birth and have their own Olympics. Talk about having the odds stacked against you, or is it a case of lots of different people with different ideas as to how they disappeared.

I still go with the 'absorbed by the homo-sapien population theory' which is worrying as we may have inherited all these fatal flaws ourselves.

I am just off to buy some Rabbit and visit Specsavers while killing my own and dodging any 'pure' homo-sapiens that are in boats. 'I might be some time...'

Edited by Junior Chubb, 14 March 2013 - 03:28 PM.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:10 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 14 March 2013 - 11:41 AM, said:

Now it seems the Neanderthals may have all been extinct several thousand years before Cro-Magnon even entered Europe.  Whoops!  There goes into dust a whole bunch of encounter fantasies.

And that's why it is said they (first) encountered each other in the ancient Middle East.

So you can still have your fantasies,lol.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:57 PM

I thought it was the bunny rabbits.....


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:02 PM

I can't correlate large eyes with having to use more brain power to see. It seems like it would be the other way around ?


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:15 PM

Breaking news...

Neanderthals died out due to their inability to use UM.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:31 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 14 March 2013 - 05:15 PM, said:

Breaking news...

Neanderthals died out due to their inability to use UM.

This one's for you J.C.

Noooooo! It's a...

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:58 PM

View PostSundew, on 14 March 2013 - 05:31 PM, said:

This one's for you J.C.

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:w00t: Cheers Sundew, dumb Neanderthal Rebels

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:17 PM

the only reason they survived so long was that they made cute babies .... dem big eyes 'n all

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:44 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 14 March 2013 - 05:15 PM, said:

Breaking news...

Neanderthals died out due to their inability to use UM.

True-look at all the good it's us!


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:57 AM

View PostFrank Merton, on 14 March 2013 - 11:41 AM, said:

Now it seems the Neanderthals may have all been extinct several thousand years before Cro-Magnon even entered Europe.  Whoops!  There goes into dust a whole bunch of encounter fantasies.

Nah, there was a period of 5,000 years or more in which both were present in Europe.  You're probably referring to the recent article about re-dating Iberian remains, but that was specific to Iberia and not elsewhere in Europe.


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:44 PM

They may have died out because they couldn't reproduce faster than their death rate. Animals that produce large litters do so because the odds of the offspring surviving to breeding age are slimmer.


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:47 PM

View PostEverdred, on 15 March 2013 - 04:57 AM, said:



Nah, there was a period of 5,000 years or more in which both were present in Europe.  You're probably referring to the recent article about re-dating Iberian remains, but that was specific to Iberia and not elsewhere in Europe.
Yes I am referring to the re-dating of the Iberian remains.  Since that is considered their last holdout in Europe, it means they were long gone.





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