Re: Modern Neanderthals?
Aurelius M. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sun, 27 Oct 1996 19:28:45 -0800
Rohinton Collins wrote:
> Aurelius M. <email@example.com> wrote in article
> > That is a new one Domingo. To opine that Europeans may
> > have Neanderthal genes is a racist plot by Europeans to avoid
> > admitting that we all came from Africa. Of course your logic
> > is not only silly, but down right foolish. No matter if
> > Europeans have Neanderthal genes, which I think likely, the
> > ansestor of Neanderthal most certainly came from Africa.
> > So much for your simple minded theory. P.S. Don't forget
> > the prozac before your next post!!!!
> I don't believe that Domingo was implying any deliberate racist 'plot'
> Racism mixed with ignorance and short-sightedness is all that's necessary.
> Take a racist white westerner for example (and don't harp on, we are all
> racist to some degree). He would far rather believe that his ancestors were
> Neanderthals who evolved around southern Europe (despite the evidence) than
> that they were Homo sapiens who came from Africa - after all, they might
> have actually been black ( ;-) ). Failing this, if he actually concedes
> that Homo sapiens evolved (in Africa) before
> the Neanderthals, and therefore that the former couldn't have evolved from
> the latter, then at least some interbreeding went on to dilute this
> 'African' breed?
> Wake up people. Be guided by the evidence, not at your inner prejudices.
The Neander Valley is in Germany not in Southern Europe, Neanderthals
were found in England and France so where do you get the Southern