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"Stupid" Neandertal upgraded

Post by Rokcet Scientist » Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:44 pm

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He wasn't pretty, but he wasn't as stupid as he looked either.

In what could possibly be a major blow to a scientific consensus that has held for decades, recent research suggests that the traditional conception of Neandertals being "stupider" than Homo sapiens may in fact be misleading. As articles about the research findings state, 'early stone tool technologies developed by our species, Homo sapiens, were no more efficient than those used by Neandertals.' The data used in the study is available on-line along with a visual description of the process used.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 203924.htm

http://news.scotsman.com/uk/Stone-me--h ... 4424738.jp

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ne ... 605164.ece

http://scienceblogs.com/gnxp/2008/08/re ... hannellink

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scien ... 08628.html

http://www.thinkcomputer.com/research/index.html
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Re: "Stupid" Neandertal upgraded

Post by Ishtar » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:56 pm

Rokcet Scientist wrote:
In what could possibly be a major blow to a scientific consensus that has held for decades, recent research suggests that the traditional conception of Neanderthals being "stupider" than Homo sapiens may in fact be misleading.
Hooray! Science finally catches up! 8)

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Post by Minimalist » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:51 am

I could swear I used to work for that guy.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Post by Ishtar » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:11 am

Yeah... I wondered what had happened to that particular ex-husband. 8)

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Post by Sam Salmon » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:53 pm

He has a kind face and a courtly manner-needs a new barber though. 8)

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Post by pattylt » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:06 pm

He kinda looks like my uncle Bernie, if he would put a yarmulke on.

He actually looks very sweet!
I always like a dog so long as he isn't spelled backward.

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Post by Minimalist » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:57 pm

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Bernie? That you??
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Post by pattylt » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:06 am

OMG, that's him!

Wonder why the artist trimmed his whiskers on his face but not his neck? Isn't the neck where a beard is itchiest?
I always like a dog so long as he isn't spelled backward.

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Post by clubs_stink » Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:35 pm

Neanderthal stock is on the rise. A slew of recent studies have argued that the not-quite modern humans hunted, painted and communicated like their Homo sapiens cousins. Now new research suggests that Neanderthal technology was at least as good as that of early humans.

HA!

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn1 ... tools.html

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Post by Rokcet Scientist » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:48 am

pattylt wrote:OMG, that's him!

Wonder why the artist trimmed his whiskers on his face but not his neck? Isn't the neck where a beard is itchiest?
Only when it's (very) short, patty. If it is long (enough) hair is soft.
Which is one reason why many people shaving their pubic hair need to repeat that every (other) day, for instance.... :lol:

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Post by Ishtar » Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:37 pm

Rokcet Scientist wrote:
pattylt wrote:OMG, that's him!

Wonder why the artist trimmed his whiskers on his face but not his neck? Isn't the neck where a beard is itchiest?
Only when it's (very) short, patty. If it is long (enough) hair is soft.
Which is one reason why many people shaving their pubic hair need to repeat that every (other) day, for instance.... :lol:
Is that from personal experience, RS? :D

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Post by Digit » Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:47 pm

You've let me down Ish! I thought we were all going to show restraint and not enquire.
Dying to know though! :lol:

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Post by Ishtar » Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:49 pm

Well, Dig .. his knowledge on it seems so detailed.

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Post by Digit » Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:57 pm

Yeah! Can't beat asking an expert can you? :lol:

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Post by Minimalist » Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:05 am

The rehabilitation of HNS continues!

http://www.livescience.com/history/0809 ... kulls.html
Score one more for Neanderthals.

A new study has found that Neanderthal brains grew at much the same rate as modern human brains do, knocking down the idea that they grew faster in a style considered more primitive.

The recent discoveries of two very young Neanderthal skeletons, as well analysis of a little-studied infant Neanderthal skeleton, allowed the researchers to trace how quickly the species' skulls grew.

The results showed a greater similarity than expected between modern humans and Neanderthals, a hominid species that lived in Europe and Asia between 130,000 and 30,000 years ago.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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