Mourning The Original Europeans

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    I heard an interesting story on NPR this morning... Study: Neanderthals Wore Jewelry And Makeup : NPR

    The story, about how maybe Neanderthals living in Europe were perhaps not as brutish as their modern cousins, Homo Sapiens, have always made them out to be, was interesting enough, but what caught my ear were 2 lines in the story:


    So even though Homo sapiens had developed symbolic thinking before they got to Europe, perhaps Neanderthals were figuring it out for themselves. Brooks suggests that maybe it was the arrival of those modern humans that pushed them into it.

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    "In some way, modern humans were pushing populations in front of them," she says, "so that Neanderthals in southern Spain were becoming more crowded in some way, so that they were feeling the need to reach out to a larger safety net, if you like, of individuals."

    Considering what happened here in North America and elsewhere, I got to wondering...

    Is there any property on this planet belonging to white people that they didn't get by taking it from a more primitive cousin? :eusa_think:

    How different might this world look today if the original Europeans had survived...
     
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    Not entirely on topic, but if you really want to put some panties in a wad check this out:

    Scientists mapping Neanderthal DNA and comparing it to the modern human genome are looking for evidence of interbreeding between the species, which coexisted in Europe for thousands of years before Neanderthals disappeared.

    (Cliffs Notes version for the lazy: So far the evidence points to those Neanderthals and early modern humans getting it on rarely if at all, but they aren't anywhere near done yet)

    Researchers Probe Links Between Modern Humans and Neanderthals

    Did Neanderthals Interbreed With Homo-Sapiens?: Neanderthal Fossil Raises Questions about Human Origins

    Of course, a few Neanderthal genes would explain some people around here! :lol:
     
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    Yet apparently there was a huge propaganda effort to show Human/Neanderthal couples as regularly as possible, in the hopes that there would be more Human/Neanderthal mating.
     
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    If just a few Neanderthals had survived, today they'd be demanding billions in reparations payments, their own country, etc. etc. etc.
     
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    Not entirely sure that the very early Homo Saps that entered Europe were white.
     
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    Poor William, just cannot accept that his early ancestors were dark enough to be called black.
     
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    I wonder if the evidence doesn't instead point to the rarity of inter-species 'play time' resulting in spawn. Ask any vice squad cop... man is not known to be universally picky about where he puts his pecker.

    To me the 'proof' that human is human and race is merely a decoration scheme is the fact that a 'pure' sample of any given race has no problem producing babies with a 'pure' of another race. We're all pink on the inside.
     
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    Maybe, maybe not.

    There is NO evidence either way. :doubt:
     
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    Um.

    :eusa_eh:


    :eusa_think:


    You realise Neanderthals are extinct, Right?


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    Considering the known history of humankind with the mass migrations, population bottlenecks and of course intermingling of populations, I guess my point is that anyone who considers themselves "pure" anything at all is probably fooling themselves.
     

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