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Old December 6th, 2017, 09:16 PM   #31
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Most people except those that are of African descent will have 1-2% neanderthal DNA, approximately 50% of the neanderthal DNA remains in modern humans. Perhaps 60-80% of Denisovans DNA remains in modern human DNA that is found predominately in Asia... It was a process of evolution and survival of the fittest that has made us what we are today. The other populations never really disappeared. There are sections of new DNA that are being found in Africans, from an unknown human group found only in Africa. We shall call this group "Ancient Africans." None of us are pure homo-sapiens.

This is not genetics. These are readily verifiable facts on the matter. It's not a matter of one type of modern humans crushing everyone else, we are bits. One would suppose you could call us all mongrels. Like all other mongrels we simply took the best traits from everyone else and evolved.

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Yep. Something like that.
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This argument is like why did the dinosaur become a chicken?
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Cud be becos as a dinosaur, it began having trouble with losing heat & staying cool, as the planet warmed up, due to its large volume-to-SA area, so it had no choice but to become smaller.
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Really? Apparently, you guys hv not heard of that gorilla who kind of took a liking to a human female researcher. He just went up to her, carried her up, took her to his lair, and then, well, basically had his way with her. Not much different to what might hv happened when a Neanderthal, Denisovan or Cro-Magnon male took a shine to a Homo sapiens female he saw, or vice versa. Cud call it charm, I guess.

And if it was like 100,000 years ago, we'd be talking about guys who wore absolutely nothing on their skin, essentially went by the dictates of their glands & hormones, and basically lived for food, some leisure, play & recreation when the environment was safe & secure, and lots of breeding.
I'm not saying that rapes would not have occurred. They must have, as they still do, but it is hard to imagine that raping would have been the only way that sex took place, especially since humans engage in sex for reasons other than reproduction.

For instance, one of the traits that bonobos share with us is that they have sex for pleasure, and yet they are a female dominated society. Being such, females will welcome and even initiate sexual approaches, and can be persuaded to have sex, just as in chimpanzee groups. Of course, the persuasion does not consist of candle lit dinners and boxes of chocolate. Apes often bring food to females or show off to charm them. Humans, being more intelligent, must have done that even more, even back the.
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Really? Apparently, you guys hv not heard of that gorilla who kind of took a liking to a human female researcher. He just went up to her, carried her up, took her to his lair, and then, well, basically had his way with her. Not much different to what might hv happened when a Neanderthal, Denisovan or Cro-Magnon male took a shine to a Homo sapiens female he saw, or vice versa. Cud call it charm, I guess.

And if it was like 100,000 years ago, we'd be talking about guys who wore absolutely nothing on their skin, essentially went by the dictates of their glands & hormones, and basically lived for food, some leisure, play & recreation when the environment was safe & secure, and lots of breeding.
People weren't walking around Europe and northern Asia naked 100,000 years ago - it was cold!

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This sewing needle was probably made by Denisovans, not modern humans, and while we don't know how far back tailored clothing goes; people would have been wearing furs earlier than that. Probably not in the tropics, where it was warm, but they weren't trekking around ice-age Siberia naked.

I think that people were a lot more similar to us 100,000 years ago than you're imagining.
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