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(The Guardian Express)   Turns out the Neanderthal Debate Club wasn't just a stick that Neanderthals used to convince other Neanderthals that disagreed with them   (guardianlv.com) divider line 8
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2013-12-21 01:03:56 PM  
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newsimg.bbc.co.uk

"I BEG your pardon, but did you just suggest a motion that has the effect of suspending a rule? Are you new here? Are you AT ALL familiar with Robert's Rules?"
2013-12-21 12:24:02 PM  
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Iblis824: We used to ask pretty similar questions about african americans.


Yep that was the point.  It was a ridiculously ignorant question, right?  So we can only assume contemporary professional anthropologists either a) consider neanderthals to be a separate species or b) are being ridiculously ignorant.
2013-12-21 12:15:14 PM  
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ThrobblefootSpectre: Lord Jubjub: Has the debate whether or not Neanderthals were a subspieces of homo sapien  been settled?

I wasn't aware there was ever a debate that homo-sapiens and homo-neanderthalensis might be the same species.  Not among anthropologists anyway.

Even asking the question "Could they speak" seems to indicate an understanding they are a different species.  If they weren't then we wouldn't be asking that question.  That would be like asking "Can Mexicans really speak?'


We used to ask pretty similar questions about african americans.

Remeber the conversations about "negro skulls"
2013-12-21 11:29:16 AM  
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Lord Jubjub: Has the debate whether or not Neanderthals were a subspieces of homo sapien  been settled?


I wasn't aware there was ever a debate that homo-sapiens and homo-neanderthalensis might be the same species.  Not among anthropologists anyway.

Even asking the question "Could they speak" seems to indicate an understanding they are a different species.  If they weren't then we wouldn't be asking that question.  That would be like asking "Can Mexicans really speak?'
2013-12-21 11:04:30 AM  
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ThrobblefootSpectre: PC LOAD LETTER: We killed them off in a race war. I have even less doubt now.

Race includes other species now?

I'm a racist for liking dogs more than cats.


Has the debate whether or not Neanderthals were a subspieces of homo sapien  been settled?
2013-12-21 09:34:08 AM  
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Why we just face the fact that we killed them off and be done with it. Just take a look at what modern humans do to each other today. If you're the same race, but not of the same culture somebody might want to get genocidal on your arse.
/ We killed those short, ugly, big nose farkers.
2013-12-21 09:02:47 AM  
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"If a modern human strolled into an ancient cave, we probably shouldn't expect high tea served on a three tiered platter, but who knows? Perhaps we could have found at least a little bit of common ground to discuss. "

And then we would have killed them.
2013-12-21 08:11:12 AM  
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Despite being confused and frightened by our modern world, they probably made great lawyers.
 
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