An Ode from Ur-Dad

While off to meander
The vale of Neander
I once took a gander at some lovely gal.

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  1. Rhonda Lea Kirk Fries says

    @Amiable Dorsai

    One can hope that it was attraction human women felt for those big, strong Neanderthal men. The evidence to date (mtDNA) doesn't indicate that human men were at all interested in Neanderthal women.

  2. En Passant says

    I'm 99% lemur. All this newfangled folderol and fiddledeedee about hominids is just a passing fad that got out of hand.

  3. Bryan says

    An estimated 2.7% of your DNA is from Neanderthals.

    except if your African. They get none. ;}
    So the Africans are the pure humans, and us whities are the hybrids. LOL BTW: Some Melanesians picked up an additional 6% Denisovan DNA and that likely happened east of Wallace's line.

  4. Rhonda Lea Kirk Fries says

    I'm really kind of surprised that so few readers of Popehat have been genotyped.

    23andMe is a bargain now. I'm glad I didn't wait, but for those who did, it's a good time to buy a spit kit.

  5. Mark - Lord of the Albino Squirrels says

    Was it sado-masochistic,
    or maybe clado-atavistic,
    When we got down with the ancestral funk?

    A sabretoothed Barry White
    sang on that pleistocene night
    when two branches did meet in the trunk.

  6. Frank says

    The evidence to date (mtDNA) doesn't indicate that human men were at all interested in Neanderthal women.

    Then, or now…

  7. Careless says

    @Bryan: Sub-Saharan Africans also have archaic admixture. We just haven't found anything we can get DNA from that matches yet.