Re: Neanderthals
Thu, 17 Jul 1997 13:14:03 -0400 (EDT)

John K Clark write:

> Neanderthals lived from 300,000 to 30,000 years ago, fully modern humans
> along about 120,00 years ago, so they coexisted for about 90 thousand
> Neanderthals had brains at least as large as modern humans and they made
> tools almost as sophisticated, the main difference in culture was that
> Humans produced Art and Neanderthals did not. That's probably significant
but I
> confess I don't quite know what to make of it.

The only difference between a dead species and the most advanced species to
exist on earth is the ability to create art! This is very significant! Take
a look around you for a minute, look at all this technology we have, do we
need it? No, we could have made our lives much simpler by staying in the
caves, it's creativity for creativity's sake. We create things to challenge
and interest us - we are artists.