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?