Monday, July 25, 2011

Back When We Were Neanderthal



Via National Geographic:

According to a new DNA study, most humans have a little Neanderthal in them—at least 1 to 4 percent of a person's genetic makeup.

The study uncovered the first solid genetic evidence that "modern" humans—or Homo sapiens—interbred with their Neanderthal neighbors, who mysteriously died out about 30,000 years ago.

What's more, the Neanderthal-modern human mating apparently took place in the Middle East, shortly after modern humans had left Africa, not in Europe—as has long been suspected.

6 comments:

the island guy said...

A guy probably looked at a Neanderthal and said, "Damn, she looks fine!" LOL

designing wally said...

Now we know where right-wingers come from.
I've always suspected.....

Writer said...

I would replace that "Damn" with "Ugg."

"Ugg, she looks fine!" ;)

the island guy said...

haha funny
what other jokes do you have? I wanna hear em :)

Writer said...

Wally, now, now. The point of the article is that we all have a little neanderthal in us...well, except for the homo sapiens who stayed in Africa. :)

Writer said...

umm...island guy, the only joke I can tell when I'm thinking about it is...

Why don't cannibals eat clowns?

They taste funny!

HAHAHAH ha ha h...erm, yeah. :)