Date: Wed, 2 Nov 1994 08:40:02 -0800
From: Birrell Walsh birrell[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]WELL.SF.CA.US
Subject: Re: who is african american
On Wed, 2 Nov 1994, M. Lynne Murphy wrote:
did anyone else see the program "ape man" on arts and entertainment
network? (a friend sent me the one re: language.) it discussed the
possibility that physical differences from the rest of humanity in
europeans (protrusion of the nose, in particular) are partly
accounted for by the hypothesis that homo-whatever (can't remember
my ancestors' names) interbred with the neanderthals in europe
(neanderthals have only been found in europe). this would, in part,
account for the disappearance of neanderthals. and, of course,
argues against nazi notions that the "aryans" are "pure". also gives
me a whole new take on calling someone a neanderthal.
It has always seemed to me (as a completely unqualified observer,
therefore licensed to hold forth) that the type called 'Alpine' in
Europe, and found in E. France, S. Germany et partibus proximis, looked a
bit like our friend H. neanderthalis. Did I hear correctly that H. Nea.
had larger brains than modern humans?