by commenter Hardscrabble Farmer:
I watched a PBS documentary the other evening about the Neanderthal. Either they intentionally wrote it to wake people up to what is happening to our people (which I doubt) or they are so convinced of the stupidity of the average viewer to make any connections whatsoever to the data presented that they were incapable of realizing what they had done and it’s impact on anyone with an IQ on the right hand side of the bell curve.
In short: Neanderthals came into Europe from Africa approximately 60,000 years prior to Homo Sapiens (no explanation as to what prevented Homo Sapiens from doing the same thing as they were alleged to have done 60,000 years later, but no matter).
Neanderthals were not dumb, brutish, cave dwelling primates, but rather buried their dead with expectations of an afterlife, used advanced lithic technologies to create specific tools, understood chemical processes and the means to produce durable adhesives using a combination of materials that could not be successfully reproduced by modern men using the same materials and techniques and survived through thousands of years of harsh climactic conditions by utilizing future time orientation to their advantage. In addition they had developed genetic predispositions to resist specific diseases that homo sapiens did not.
Furthermore, due to advances in genetic testing it is now currently accepted that modern day “non-African humans” possess Neanderthal genes in such numbers as to suggest that rather than being exterminated violently by Homo Sapiens as has been previously postulated, rather they were “bred out of existence” (PBS’s own words). The numbers of homo sapiens who came out of Africa was determined to have been “10:1″ to Neanderthals.
Near the end of the program they had a classroom with several students of different races- Negroes, Asians as well as several European looking females. They DNA tested them and the results were exactly as they had guessed with the most attractive blue-eyed female having the highest percentage of Neanderthal genes and the Negro female who looked like the actress in Precious possessing over 99% African genetics.
What was anyone to draw from the evidence presented? That if you are outnumbered 10:1 by those who possess a different set of genes and interbreeding occurs, you will become extinct.
PBS made sure to say that this was “beneficial to the Neanderthal” because by becoming extinct they made the Homo Sapiens a better species. I think that’s called cold comfort.
The most obvious unanswered question at the end of the program for me was this: If the Neanderthals came from Africa as was claimed, why did they possess zero African genes? Wouldn’t a geneticist have pointed out that the only possible conclusion would be that rather than coming from Africa as the standing dogma states, it would prove to have been impossible, but rather that it had developed independently on its own continent until such time as the African invaders arrived and bred them into extinction?
It is well worth a watch.