_the neandertal enigma_ questions

kevin m. kniffin (kmkniff1@omni.voicenet.com)
Mon, 18 Sep 1995 18:48:16 GMT

i just finished shreeve's book and have some questions....

1) what is the sexual dimorphism of neandertals (i.e., body size) like?

2) the description of the wilson interview was fun, but i gotta wonder what
wilson meant saying the future "may not involve human bodies anymore."
dawkins speculates that us humans may be the scaffold for the development of
silicon/computer life...is this what wilson seemed to be hinting at?

3) what is infant mortality like in other primates/other species?

4) couldnt DNA studies be bolstered to the point of "certainty" by a
substantial increase in the number of subjects?

5) i realize fossilized sound was a thread on this group or sci.arch, but i
regret not following it (or the journals) closely. does this avenue offer any
help into paleostudies?

6) American Sign Language is offered as a real language, but arent there
still skeptics who cite differences of kind with spoken languages?