Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Is The Theory That Neanderthals And Humans Interbred Now Fueling Racism

Over the last few years I've been very interested in the idea that humans interbred with neanderthals. I've also been fascinated by the suggestion that some modern humans may carry neanderthal genes - a theory that now seems to have been proved true. However, whilst taking an interest in this, at the same time, at the back of my mind, I've always had a nagging worry that these ideas might fuel racism. This now seems to be the case, as the comments at the bottom of this article show -

1 comment:

  1. Neanderthals had the red/orange gene.
    Holland gave us the House of Orange.
    If Neanderthal man was still here, would he be a Netherlanda?