Re: Speciation - how do you know?

Stephen Barnard (
Thu, 19 Sep 1996 19:51:34 -0800

I would like to ask Paul Crowley why he thinks Neanderthals were so
robust. There must have been a reason. It's reasonable to speculate
that it was due to their lifestyle. Maybe they were immensely strong so
they could turn over boulders to find grubs? Not likely. Maybe they
were into bodybuilding contests? Less likely. How can you explain the
many bone fractures found in their fossils?

Steve Barnard