First, I love my daughter and she is as quick witted as I am….but when it comes to our ongoing argument on the Neds/Cros….she is wrong!
A little background …..I say that the Neds are a separate sub species and my daughter says they are the natural progression between Neds and Cros…….that is a short version of the debate……I have found some more evidence for her to consider…….
(Newser) – Newly discovered bits of “foreign DNA” in modern Africans indicate that a mysterious “sister species” may have walked the earth with Neanderthals and humans, according to scientists. The DNA doesn’t resemble DNA from any modern-day humans, nor from Neanderthals, whose DNA sometimes shows up in modern-day Europeans. “We’re calling this a Neanderthal sibling species in Africa,” said Joshua Akey of the University of Washington. He believes human interbreeding occurred with the mystery species 20,000 to 50,000 years ago when Neanderthals were waning in Europe, and modern humans were beginning to spread out from Africa, reports the Washington Post.
So modern man began ranging out of Africa about 50,000 years ago and the Neds were waning in Europe…to my mind they are separate…..if modern man has no similar DNA then how can the Neds be a natural progression of the evolution of man? (This is my comment on the findings)
A skull with unusual features found in Nigeria could be a remnant from the vanished species, notes the Post. Many scientists are not surprised that another species—and even others—existed and died out in the shadow of us. But others are skeptical, particularly because of the dearth of fossil and archaeological evidence. Stanford paleoanthropologist Richard Klein told the New York Times that it’s irresponsible for geneticists to publish findings on the origin of humans without trying to reconcile them with fossil and archeological evidence.
But I still see NO evidence that the Neds made to long trip from Africa around the Mediterranean and then into Southern Europe….I am still convinced that there a two separate species……what can I say…..the DEBATE GOES ON!