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Neanderthals died out long ago, but their genes live on in us. Scientists studying human chromosomes say they've discovered a surprising amount of Neanderthal DNA in our genes. And these aren't just random fragments; they help shape what we look like today, including our hair and skin.

These genes crept into our DNA tens of thousands of years ago, during occasional sexual encounters between Neanderthals and human ancestors who lived in Europe at the time. They show up today in their descendants, people of European and Asian descent.

Evolution.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/01/28/267923336/neanderthal-genes-live-on-in-our-hair-and-skin

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2014/01/28/science.1245938
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Re: "Resurrecting Surviving Neandertal Lineages from Modern Human Genomes"
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 08:54:45 PM »
That's why I am such an asshole.

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Re: "Resurrecting Surviving Neandertal Lineages from Modern Human Genomes"
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014, 04:33:16 PM »
Some studies have come up recently the Neanderthal weren't even qualified as quasi-speciation, but rather a sub class of Homo-sapiens no more genetically different than Mongoloid, Negroid, and Caucasiod. No sterility arose.

I was rather shocked to hear that.

The article you attached was more in line to what I've previously heard.

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Re: "Resurrecting Surviving Neandertal Lineages from Modern Human Genomes"
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2014, 04:40:57 PM »
Interesting.  This appears to be rather new information as the research was submitted in Septembmer 2013.
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Re: "Resurrecting Surviving Neandertal Lineages from Modern Human Genomes"
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2014, 04:44:46 PM »
DNA is just a theory.
The truth is absolute. Life forms are specks of specks (...) of specks of dust in the universe.
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Re: "Resurrecting Surviving Neandertal Lineages from Modern Human Genomes"
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2014, 04:46:18 PM »
Interesting.  This appears to be rather new information as the research was submitted in Septembmer 2013.

It may have been a different set of data and researchers, with a similar conclusion.
An Omnipowerful God needed to sacrifice himself to himself (but only for a long weekend) in order to avert his own wrath against his own creations who he made in a manner knowing that they weren't going to live up to his standards.

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