Re: DISCOVER/Neanderthal/Homo Sap.

Bearcat (
Sun, 10 Sep 1995 05:53:28 GMT

H. M. Hubey ( wrote:
: (Bearcat) writes:

: >H. M. Hubey ( wrote:

: >: Reasonable, don't you think? Or are we supposed to assume that the
: >: first 950,000 years had no effect but only the last 50,000 years did?

: >And you assume, yet again, that for 950ky we were getting
: >progressively darker?

: OF course, I said so plainly.

: YOu assume that nothing happened for 950 Ky and then all of
: a sudden humans started to get dark during the last 50 Ky.

How curious. But I suggested that our skin-tone was most likely
not static, but responding to various changing environmental
conditions over the course of, as you suggested, 950ky. And
yet here you seem to ignore that, and attribute to me something
I definitely did not say: "that nothing happened for 950ky."

: I guess there must be some reason to assume this scenario
: instead of taking the effects of the sun into account
: thru the whole interval (and probably even longer).

Listen to yourself. First you misquote me, and then you offer
this rather snippy retort. I am, in fact, quite curious about
the differences in complexion, and what are the impacts of
environment. I'm beginning to wonder what your objective really

- Bearcat