Neanderthals, the finger, climate change…
Scientists have had trouble reconciling data from analyses of human mitochondrial DNA and the male Y chromosome. Analyses of human mitochondrial DNA indicate that we all share a common female ancestor 170,000 years ago. Analyses of the Y chromosome indicate that we share a common male ancestor 59,000 years ago.
“I’m certainly not denying that culture has exploited women,” he (Dr. Roy F. Baumeister) said. “But rather than seeing culture as patriarchy, which is to say a conspiracy by men to exploit women, I think it’s more accurate to understand culture (e.g., a country, a religion) as an abstract system that competes against rival systems — and that uses both men and women, often in different ways, to advance its cause.”
Or isn’t about culture ?
Neanderthals really did act like Neanderthals, new research suggests, as our early relatives were found to be more aggressive, competitive and promiscuous than modern man.
Nothing new !
General George Patton famously upset the Women’s Institute in ww 2 by responding undiplomatically to their requests to restrain the over-paid, over-sexed and over here under his command by stating emphatically “men that can’t f*** can’t fight.
“Exposure in the womb”, toll used for this study, implies that it was the neanderthal WOMEN who had the excessive testosterone. And that says nothing at all about the adult levels in males.
It seems for me another global warming when tree hystory is signaling cooler climate.
“In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill….All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself.”
Let’s go wild, brave Neasnderthal fallowers ! Where a the enemy …
- You: Your Great x 2360 Grandpa was a Neanderthal! (neuroanthropology.net)
- Tiny fossil fingers reveal Neanderthals had tons of sex [Mad Paleontology] (io9.com)
- Fingering Neanderthal sexuality (psychologytoday.com)