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Old 03-05-2015, 03:01 PM
 
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What does that have anything to do with this thread?
I used it to talk about how Neanderthals and Humans, both smart by themselves, could produce a uniquely talented progeny through hybrid vigor. The Humans (Africans) would be the wolves and the Neanderthals the bears. Pack forming bears would be the progeny, and they would probably be formidable. Eurasians are uniquely creative on a global scale, I think, especially with respect to technology, and it may have to with some of social intelligence of modern humans (Africans) and some other sort of introverted intelligence from the Neanderthals.
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:07 PM
 
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I used it to talk about how Neanderthals and Humans, both smart by themselves, could produce a uniquely talented progeny through hybrid vigor. The Humans (Africans) would be the wolves and the Neanderthals the bears. Pack forming bears would be the progeny, and they would probably be formidable. Eurasians are uniquely creative on a global scale, I think, especially with respect to technology, and it may have to with some of social intelligence of modern humans (Africans) and some other sort of introverted intelligence from the Neanderthals.
In order to survive in the brutal cold winters with changing seasons every year, it required a lot of planning, and only the smart ones with great planning skills survives and those are the Neanderthals, Europeans, and East Asians. Is that what you mean?
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:18 PM
 
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Europeans and Asians survived the brutal winter up north, and one of them is hairy and the other one has dark hair. Why is it so hard to think that Neanderthals are both hair and have dark hair like the Europeans and Asians?
Neither population is known for swarthy skin, yet Neanderthals (who inhabited Ice Age Europe) are almost always depicted as having it. It seems like that's the scientific establishment's attempt at showing that the "savage/brutish" inhabitants of Ice Age Europe were not at all similar to modern-day white folk. When in reality, pale skin and certain light shades of hair had to have come from somewhere. Why not from Neanderthals, when they inhabited a climate much colder than in any of today's habitable areas?
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:09 PM
 
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When in reality, pale skin and certain light shades of hair had to have come from somewhere. Why not from Neanderthals, when they inhabited a climate much colder than in any of today's habitable areas?
I think most think Neanderthals as light skin humans.
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Old 03-05-2015, 07:30 PM
 
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Neither population is known for swarthy skin, yet Neanderthals (who inhabited Ice Age Europe) are almost always depicted as having it. It seems like that's the scientific establishment's attempt at showing that the "savage/brutish" inhabitants of Ice Age Europe were not at all similar to modern-day white folk. When in reality, pale skin and certain light shades of hair had to have come from somewhere. Why not from Neanderthals, when they inhabited a climate much colder than in any of today's habitable areas?
That's not what most depictions show. You must be many years removed from following these types of subjects. Nowadays, Neanderthals are reconstructed to have light skin and often with lighter hair and even light eyes. In the past, what you wrote would be true, but not today.

And we have sequenced Neanderthal DNA from multiple individuals, so we know that red hair and other light shades of hair did not come from Neanderthals, because they don't possess the same genes that code for those features.

Truthfully, it's just a guess as to what their soft tissue looked like. I would think that they would be at least as hairy as the hairiest humans considering that they evolved for hundreds of thousands of years in the Europe through multiple ice ages. I doubt that they were very attractive to modern eyes.
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:10 PM
 
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Truthfully, it's just a guess as to what their soft tissue looked like. I would think that they would be at least as hairy as the hairiest humans considering that they evolved for hundreds of thousands of years in the Europe through multiple ice ages. I doubt that they were very attractive to modern eyes.
Do you think Australoids are attractive?
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:20 PM
 
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Do you think Australoids are attractive?
Not at all.
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:30 PM
 
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Not at all.
What about blacks?

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Old 03-05-2015, 08:59 PM
 
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No they are not. Aborigines are Australoids.
Tho many Aborigines DO have "black" skin. which would've been a problem in the Jim Crow days here in the US and many other places. OTOH: Liberia wouldn't accept them as "Black" IMHO. Liberia still has Jim Crow laws against NON Black African people in 2015.
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Old 03-05-2015, 09:13 PM
 
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Tho many Aborigines DO have "black" skin. which would've been a problem in the Jim Crow days here in the US and many other places. OTOH: Liberia wouldn't accept them as "Black" IMHO. Liberia still has Jim Crow laws against NON Black African people in 2015.
Liberia is a third world poor country.
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