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Old 03-06-2015, 09:58 AM
 
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You are right, recent DNA research does show that Neanderthals had red hair, but their gene for red hair is not the same gene for red hair in modern humans, though they both result in red hair. Some, but not many modern humans carry the neanderthal gene for red hair.

I was going to chime in on that, but forgot (i.e. Neanderthal red hair was different gene from modern human gene). It is an interesting example of coevolution, and it suggests that something about the red hair variant may have been linked (as we see today) will exceptually fair, almost untannable skin. Not sure what that advantage was though...

Supachai- Good point that central /east Asians are more cold adapted than Europeans. I agree. Also, I suspect they were hairy as well. It is perhaps not a coincidence that the east Europeans with the most Neanderthal DNA (E. Mediterraneans from Tuscany to the Caucasus) are the hairiest Europeans, perhaps humans (except the Ainu (who may well have had similar DNA linkages?)). This does not explain the less hairy nature of most modern Asians though...
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:47 AM
 
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What white people did to Aboriginals is an atrocity.
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:54 AM
 
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Everytime i see this thread I read "Astroids"
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Old 03-06-2015, 12:51 PM
 
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False. Different co-existing species.
That is the way it is portrayed, but given that they clearly interbred successfully, perhaps they were separate subspecies, or varieties of humanity.

From what I have read, I would have a hard time saying Neanderthals were not human. Different, but definitely human.
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:10 PM
 
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My point is and will always be that all people on this earth are of one race - the human race.

Skin color is not a race. No matter how much European or sub-Saharan genes one has, or if they are aboriginal - we are all humans.
That is an often repeated nugget of propaganda that is completely pointless as no one seriously thinks that race is defined by skin color alone. People of sub-Saharan descent have physical features that group them together as a race. An albino Black person isn't considered White, just because his skin is pale.

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Old 03-06-2015, 09:33 PM
 
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What white people did to Aboriginals is an atrocity.
What did people do to Aboriginals and to how many of them?
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:39 PM
 
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I didn't say different races are different species. It is just simply that different races are different. Can you deny that?
The idea that we are divided into different races based on variances in our skin pigmentation or these vague references to Neanderthal DNA is patently absurd. There is only one race, the human race.

Consider it denied.
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:47 PM
 
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This is a racist thread, by the way.
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:29 PM
 
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This is a racist thread, by the way.
What did you say?

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Old 03-07-2015, 05:45 AM
 
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The idea that we are divided into different races based on variances in our skin pigmentation or these vague references to Neanderthal DNA is patently absurd. There is only one race, the human race.

Consider it denied.
Straw man argument. Only ignorant people think that race is defined by skin color. Most wouldn't call southern Indians and sub-Saharan Africans part of the same race.


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This is a racist thread, by the way
It shouldn't be unexpected that in a thread that discusses the science behind human variation, we'd have some shrill know nothings drop by to inject, "That's racist!" into the mix.
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