Re: Modern Neanderthals?
Aurelius M. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sun, 13 Oct 1996 12:36:39 -0700
Yousuf Khan wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Oct 1996 18:10:19 -0700, "Aurelius M." <email@example.com>
> >I have seen many people that have "Neanderthal Features". Modern
> >day humans will have sex with most anything. That they would
> >not have sex with Neanderthal's is absurd. Neanderthals were
> >probably killed off by modern Homo Sapiens, yet as none PC as
> >it is to say........The women were probably raped and thus
> >the Neanderthal line continues. Remember we are the same
> >"Animal" that exterminated millions of Jewish People. Would
> >we have been more civilized 30,000 years ago. I think not!!!
> There is no evidence that there was ever a genocide. In fact, genocide is
> too easy an answer that people throw about when they really have no idea
> what went on.
> It's the same sort of thing with extinctions of ancient animal species,
> like Mammoths: it's assumed that it was humans who killed them off, because
> why else would they die off? But there is no evidence that humans hunted
> Mammoths for food, any more than there is any evidence that humans hunt
> Elephants for food today. And even if they did hunt Mammoths, one Mammoth
> would be enough to feed a colony of humans for weeks if not months. But
> it's more likely that Mammoths simply became obsolete when the ice age
> retreated. We place too much importance on our own perceived skills as
> killers, that we think that we were singlehandedly responsible for
> extinctions of many other species. In my opinion that's arrogant and
> ethnocentric in a way.
> We see a reduction of Neanderthal features, like musculature, and we assume
> that we killed off those people through genocide because of our skill as
> hunters. In all reality all that may have happened is that like the woolly
> mammoth the features simply are no longer needed and are therefore
> obsolete. The obsoletion may have resulted in a whole specied dying off, or
> it may have simply meant that that species now looks different than what it
> did back then; Neanderthals may be what we call Caucasians nowadays. I
> personally think that Neanderthals still walk among us, and that they look
> like us; in fact, I assume that I am modern Neanderthal myself because I am
> from the Caucasian race.
> Yousuf Khan
> Yousuf J. Khan
> Ottawa, Ont, Canada
> Nation's capital......................................................................
Problem is that Neanderthals and Moderns lived side by side for
atleast 5,ooo years. Moderns had features like present day
Homo S. and Neanderthals features were different, all the way
to the last known Neanderthal found in Spain Ca 27,000 B.C.