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Author Topic:   All in the Family - Guest star: Neanderthal
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Message 72 of 96 (278181)
01-11-2006 2:20 PM
Reply to: Message 69 by randman
01-11-2006 1:40 PM

Neanderthals, Cro-magnons, and modern people same species?
Nuggins, I think evos ought to consider Neanderthals and Cro-magnons and modern people all the same species.
Not the expert here, but I think that Cro-magnons and modern man ARE both considered to be Homo sapiens.
The Homo sapeins vs. Neanderthal relationship is much more debated. I think there are some scientists that do consider Neaderthal man to be a variety of Homo sapiens.
I think it may be much like the relationship between the domestic dog and the wolf.
The wolf is Canis lupus. The dog is Canis familiaris to some, and Canis lupus familiaris (a breed of wolf) to others. I like the "breed of wolf" concept. But this is not a wolf/dog topic. I bring such up because...
I think some file Neanderthal man under Homo neanderthalis and some file him under Homo sapiens neanderthalis.
I point out that there is the existing topic Neanderthals and Cro-Magnon, started by Mammuthus.
Moose (the other smelly hairy member)
This message has been edited by minnemooseus, 01-11-2006 02:27 PM

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