Christian Weisgerber wrote:
> Lee Daniel Crocker <email@example.com> wrote:
> > The label "Neandthal" bothers me a bit though: Neanderthal man
> > was Homo Sapiens, so we /are/ Neanderthals.
> Er, no. Neandertal Man was Homo neanderthalensis. Stronger bones,
> physically much stronger, different facial features, slightly bigger
> brain, throat sufficiently different that it remains unclear whether
> Neandertals were capable of articulating speech. It is still subject
> to scientific dispute whether Homo neanderthalensis and Homo sapiens
> did (or even could) interbreed. In fact, we know infuriatingly little
> about the Neandertals and their relation to contemporary modern man.
> The use of "Neandertal" as a derogative term is questionable, of
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