Why Won't The Old Caveman Stereotypes For Neanderthals Die?

Why Won’t The Old Caveman Stereotypes For Neanderthals Die?

A very interesting article. Seems our Neanderthal cousins are more like us than many are comfortable with. What is the problem?

I like the probing questions at the end of the article:

What if we didn’t try to slot each new piece of evidence from paleoanthropology or ethology into some competitive-rating system that essentially asks, are we superior? Are they?

What if, instead, we just drank in each new discovery, scrutinizing it (because that is what science does) and welcoming it as a way to revel in the fullness of the natural and cultural world, past and present?

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No problem for me. Fits my model perfectly

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