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Neanderthals' large eyes 'caused their demise'
BBC ^ | 12 March 2013 Last updated at 20:50 ET | By Pallab Ghosh

Posted on 03/25/2013 10:21:41 AM PDT by varmintman

Neanderthal skulls and brains were a bit larger than ours but they were not inventive like humans, and presumably not as bright. Their basic tool-kits and technology never changed from the first day they walked the Earth to the last. There has always been a question of what they were doing with the larger brains and new studies appear to shed some light on the question:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130319093639.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21759233

...Results imply that larger areas of the Neanderthal brain, compared to the modern human brain, were given over to vision and movement and this left less room for the higher level thinking required to form large social groups....

... In a subset of these fossils, they found that Neanderthals had significantly larger eye sockets, and therefore eyes, than modern humans....

In other words, much of the large Neanderthal brain was essentially the circuitry of a night-vision scope.

Then BBC's yuppie artists go right on drawing them as near-humans with human-sized eyes...

Again, a couple of much more realistic images (with eyes the right size):

with fur:

n11 photo n11.gif

fur removed for illustration (www.themandus.com):
 photo n4.gif

The big eyes were for a world which never saw anything that we would call daylight. Also, and this should be obvious, neither Adam or Eve nor any of their descendants ever saw one of these guys (Cro Magnons had killed them all long since). If they had, Genesis would say something about it. Any human who ever encountered one or more of these guys and survived the encounter would tell somebody about it.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Education; History; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: comicbooks; idioticgarbage; neanderthal; prehistory; tedholden; varmintspam

1 posted on 03/25/2013 10:21:41 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: varmintman

So, too much overhead for Operating System? (Like Windows8 (tm))


2 posted on 03/25/2013 10:27:31 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: varmintman

I thought that this would be a humor post and was expecting too see Obemba as the last illustration. :-)


3 posted on 03/25/2013 10:30:43 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: varmintman
Ya didn't have to create your own article dude.

Just post your own thoughts later in the thread from the original source.

4 posted on 03/25/2013 10:31:38 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: varmintman
Neanderthal skulls and brains were a bit larger than ours but they were not inventive like humans, and presumably not as bright.

Are we talking about cave people or Liberal Dems??? /s

5 posted on 03/25/2013 10:32:38 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Mr. K

Wanna see something really funny? FR has a couple of resident Neanderthal apologists who come unglued at the sight of those Vendramini images, give it a few minutes.....


6 posted on 03/25/2013 10:33:01 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


7 posted on 03/25/2013 10:33:15 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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To: ExCTCitizen

both...


8 posted on 03/25/2013 10:33:46 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: varmintman

WTFFF?

9 posted on 03/25/2013 10:34:01 AM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepisssssed)
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To: varmintman

I wonder if glasses would have helped.....


10 posted on 03/25/2013 10:34:43 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: varmintman
A neanderthals forearms were shorter than their upper arms. Homo Sapiens the opposite is true.
11 posted on 03/25/2013 10:34:48 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: varmintman

Good find, thanks.


12 posted on 03/25/2013 10:36:59 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Leo Carpathian

Is that Don King’s baby pic?


13 posted on 03/25/2013 10:38:41 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (1st commandment THOU SHALT NOT BELIEVE THY GOVERNMENT)
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To: varmintman

If I were a chic I don’t think I’d wanna be seen with him—


14 posted on 03/25/2013 10:40:10 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (1st commandment THOU SHALT NOT BELIEVE THY GOVERNMENT)
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To: varmintman

Considering the fact that neither side has any real clue what they looked like I’m just gonna have to declare all to be idiots.


15 posted on 03/25/2013 10:40:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: varmintman
What were the Neanderthals doing with their large eyes and brain?

What else? Looking at Neanderthal babes:


16 posted on 03/25/2013 10:45:17 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: varmintman
Any human who ever encountered one or more of these guys and survived the encounter would tell somebody about it.

Trolls. Ogres. Goblins. Boogey Men. The memories of the encounters linger on in our culture.

17 posted on 03/25/2013 10:46:26 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Leo Carpathian
That picture reminds of something, but I can't quite put my finger on it....

Oh!

Now I remember.

18 posted on 03/25/2013 10:48:27 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: varmintman

6 mm larger on average.

Your drawings have the eyes almost twice as large.

So far from supporting the funny drawings you like to trot out, the actual data demolishes them as being even slightly accurate.


19 posted on 03/25/2013 10:49:57 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: varmintman

Couldn’t see that one coming...


20 posted on 03/25/2013 10:59:31 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: varmintman

Looks like the Mothman of Pleasant Point WV


21 posted on 03/25/2013 11:08:09 AM PDT by Help!
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To: varmintman

Satire! Very good.


22 posted on 03/25/2013 11:41:22 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: varmintman

“Their basic tool-kits and technology never changed from the first day they walked the Earth to the last.”


The same can be said for democrats and Mud-slimes.


23 posted on 03/25/2013 11:45:14 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: varmintman

I want some respect shown here!


24 posted on 03/25/2013 12:04:13 PM PDT by theneanderthal
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To: varmintman

The Last of the Neanderthals

25 posted on 03/25/2013 12:14:59 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Marchione.)
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To: bunkerhill7

“Damn your eyes!”


26 posted on 03/25/2013 12:16:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: varmintman

Won’t most posters on this thread have up to about 4% Neanderthal ancestry?


27 posted on 03/25/2013 2:19:39 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: OldNewYork

Not by dint of inheritance or any such. Any genes we share with Neanderthals would amount to some original designer using a few of the same low-level genetic parts on dissimilar projects. Similarly, banking software and rocket telemetry programs could easily share a few of the same low-level C language math functions; that does not indicate that NASA’s software is hacked from J.P. Morgan’s.


28 posted on 03/25/2013 2:42:38 PM PDT by varmintman
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