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Neanderthals' large eyes 'caused their demise


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#1    seeder

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:20 PM

OK well I'd not heard of this theory before...  (previous posts mentioned it was down to bunnies, their demise that is!)


"A study of Neanderthal skulls suggests that they became extinct because they had larger eyes than our species".

As a result, more of their brains were devoted to seeing in the long, dark nights in Europe, at the expense of high-level processing.
By contrast, the larger frontal brain regions of Homo sapiens led to the fashioning of warmer clothes and the development larger social networks.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-21759233


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Edited by seeder, 13 March 2013 - 01:23 PM.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:25 PM

That settles it then: aliens (greys) are morons, lol !

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:33 PM

But... with those larger eyes they could at least have seen all the bunnies they weren't eatting because they were too busy singing opera...

Edited by Taun, 13 March 2013 - 01:34 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:04 PM

View PostTaun, on 13 March 2013 - 01:33 PM, said:

But... with those larger eyes they could at least have seen all the bunnies they weren't eatting because they were too busy singing opera...

I read an SAS survival book once, (probably watered down for the public), but it mentioned that if you had to survive in the wild, eating rabbit shouldn't be done too much as they lack real nutritional value...

Just googled it up to see if its true,  and there's a wiki  on it

http://en.wikipedia....bbit_starvation


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"You can eat 10 rabbits a day and still “starve” as rabbit lacks everything except protein for your body’s survival".

http://survivalcache...urvival-eating/




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Edited by seeder, 13 March 2013 - 02:06 PM.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:24 PM

View Postseeder, on 13 March 2013 - 02:04 PM, said:

I read an SAS survival book once, (probably watered down for the public), but it mentioned that if you had to survive in the wild, eating rabbit shouldn't be done too much as they lack real nutritional value...

Just googled it up to see if its true,  and there's a wiki  on it

http://en.wikipedia....bbit_starvation


and

"You can eat 10 rabbits a day and still “starve” as rabbit lacks everything except protein for your body’s survival".

http://survivalcache...urvival-eating/




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That's why you always carry twinkies...


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:32 PM

View Postseeder, on 13 March 2013 - 02:04 PM, said:

I read an SAS survival book once, (probably watered down for the public), but it mentioned that if you had to survive in the wild, eating rabbit shouldn't be done too much as they lack real nutritional value...

Just googled it up to see if its true,  and there's a wiki  on it

http://en.wikipedia....bbit_starvation


and

"You can eat 10 rabbits a day and still “starve” as rabbit lacks everything except protein for your body’s survival".

http://survivalcache...urvival-eating/




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So you still need veggies.

Edited by Frank Merton, 13 March 2013 - 02:32 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:41 PM

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

Edited by Eldorado, 13 March 2013 - 03:41 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:00 PM

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I read an SAS survival book once, (probably watered down for the public), but it mentioned that if you had to survive in the wild, eating rabbit shouldn't be done too much as they lack real nutritional value...

Thats because most people aren't willing to eat the brains, liver and marrow. Eat those parts and it will give you a lot more nutrients. The muscle meat itself is very lean though.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:10 PM

Yea liver in particular if chock full of vitamins and not bad if you are starving.  Just don't eat too much of it otherwise.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:46 PM



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Yea liver in particular if chock full of vitamins and not bad if you are starving.  Just don't eat too much of it otherwise.


Mostly depends on the species. Bear liver for example is supposidly toxic to humans. Other types can save you. Its a fine balance.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:54 PM

View PostTaun, on 13 March 2013 - 02:24 PM, said:

That's why you always carry twinkies...
Oh crap!  Hostess is out of business, now what?


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:49 PM

View PostOverSword, on 13 March 2013 - 04:54 PM, said:

Oh crap!  Hostess is out of business, now what?

Should have stocked up when you had the chance... they have a half life of 500 years or so...


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:17 PM

My own theory (given before) is that big-brained Neanderthal had the intellect of a typical liberal arts professor and was therefore incapable of doing anything useful. If only they had survived until tenure was invented....


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:15 AM

This is geting to be to much.lets see what they write next week
I can see the head line .there noses where to big which caused there lungs to pop lol


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:41 AM

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.





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