reply to post by rickymouse
I also include the ancestors that may have been a little neanderthal or possibly cromagnum, it appears that there is different humanlike beings
blended into our DNA. I don't know about you guys, but I am not going to deny any of my ancestors are not my ancestors. I am proud that they got me
here to experience this life, no matter who they were. To me, If I have part neanderthal in me, one of my great great....on and on...grandparents was
full neanderthal. I'd be proud to meet them.
Right on Ricky.
But something puzzles me...it has been proven by DNA analysis that the huge majority of Humans today carry a % of Neanderthal DNA...anywhere from 0.5%
up to 5% depending on location...Asian peoples i seem to remember carry the highest percentage of Neanderthal DNA at around 5%.
This was fairly recent big news, that got the public attention and reporting of a very small bit of news, but nonetheless, it has been accepted that
most of us are indeed related to Neanderthals, and that in reality, Neanderthals never really died out or went extinct...they are still with us as
part of our modern genetic makeup.
OK...here's the bit that puzzles me;
I've never seen ANY information on this, or any questions raised about it, so i'll raise it now...How much or what percentage of HUMAN DNA has been
found in Neanderthal remains?
See what i'm getting at? Ever heard that question before or seen any information on it at all, anywhere? I haven't.
If it transpires that Human DNA is present in Neanderthal remains at higher percentages than we're finding Neanderthal DNA in our modern Human genes,
that means that Neanderthals, Cro-magnon and likely other branches of the Homo family...were indeed derived from a common ancestor, possibly modern
WE could be the missing link we've been looking for all along...crazy sounding i know...but modern Human remains are being discovered that are 100's
of 1000's of years older than thought only a decade or so ago...what if Humans, anatomically modern and very similar to ourselves today...were the
originators of Neanderthals and other Homo species, who then split and migrated out into the world?
50,000 years later, the 'offspring' of an early Human civilisation, the Neanderthals and others would be gradually diverging from their ancestors,
and taking on characteristics that differentiate them from us, with a little of the original DNA (ours) left in their makeup.
This is possible. It's possible that Neanderthals are not only a branch of 'modern humans', but a branch that came AFTER our development and not
before it, changing slightly over the millennia, (as we ourselves have done) to become the unique species with genetic traits we recognise today as
IOW..neanderthals may be 'our' descendants, not our ancestors.
Too much of a stretch?