Re: Racism disguised as Anthropology

22 Jul 1996 20:13:30 GMT

I haven't seen stuff that bad in a while.

A relevant point: the Cro-Magnon skeletons show evidence of tropical
adaptation, while the neanderthals had evolved in a part of the world
where the climate was similar to that of modern Finland and show skeletal
adaptations similar to those seen in northern europeans. So if you want to
maximize your chance of being accurate when writing a novel about the
replacement of the neanderthals by more modern humans, you should have the
neanderthals white-skinned (may be even blond-haired) and the Cro-Magnons
black-skinned. It might sell, too, in some parts of the world.

Harry Erwin, Internet:, Web Page:
49 year old PhD student in computational neuroscience ("how bats do it" 8)
and lecturer for CS 211 (data structures and advanced C++)