Skip to comments.Neanderthals' large eyes 'caused their demise'
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:
...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):
fur removed for illustration (www.themandus.com):
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 ...
So, too much overhead for Operating System? (Like Windows8 (tm))
I thought that this would be a humor post and was expecting too see Obemba as the last illustration. :-)
Just post your own thoughts later in the thread from the original source.
Are we talking about cave people or Liberal Dems??? /s
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.....
I wonder if glasses would have helped.....
Good find, thanks.
Is that Don King’s baby pic?
If I were a chic I don’t think I’d wanna be seen with him—
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.
What else? Looking at Neanderthal babes:
Trolls. Ogres. Goblins. Boogey Men. The memories of the encounters linger on in our culture.
Now I remember.
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.
Couldn’t see that one coming...
Looks like the Mothman of Pleasant Point WV
Satire! Very good.
“Their basic tool-kits and technology never changed from the first day they walked the Earth to the last.”
I want some respect shown here!
The Last of the Neanderthals
“Damn your eyes!”
Won’t most posters on this thread have up to about 4% Neanderthal ancestry?
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.