Homo Sapien Kills Neanderthal in Iraq War 0

A homo sapiens (though not any particular homo sapiens) is suspected in the killing of a homo neanderthalensis between 50 and 75 thousand years ago. As there is no statute of limitations on murder, the investigation continues, albeit with little hope of finding the suspect.

OK, I’m mostly joking about the Iraq War and about any murder investigation. Further, I mean no insult to Iraqis and am not implying that today’s Iraqis are Neanderthals.

Anyway, the article makes an interesting read about a case where we have reason to believe a homo sapiens did kill a neanderthal, long a question in the debate about the role of homo sapiens, if any, in the extinction of neanderthals.

Human Stabbed a Neanderthal, Evidence Suggests

Note that since the word human may be applied to any member of the homo genus, I have a bit of a problem with the Live Science headline. Though, they do get it correct in the text of the article for anyone who bothers to read more than just the headline.

Thanks to Jan for the find.

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2 Responses to Homo Sapien Kills Neanderthal in Iraq War 0

  1. buckeyenonbeliever says:

    What? Are you telling me that we have scientific and archaelogical proof of homo sapiens and neanderthals existing 50,000 – 75,000 yrs ago?

    Would this not contradict the bible and the creation story from genesis of adam and eve? Are you telling me that the bible is not accurate or worse not true? How dare you sir? Lol.

    Sorry, I could not resist being a smart ass.

    Proving again there are no morals handed down from some imaginary skyman. But the human did apparently kill the neanderthal, so maybe he was commanded to do so by the evil Yahweh. Ha.

  2. Evil Yahweh? I don’t think he was invented yet.

    BTW, deadpan on the subject of the bible’s ridiculousness is never going to work with your blog moniker.

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