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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 09 2006,08:36   

This is kinda cool.

The short version in Science

The Abstract from PNAS.

The PDF of the paper (also from PNAS).

The long and the short of it seems to be that the gene microcephalin, which is thought to be involved in regulating brain growth, popped up like a million years ago, but only showed up in modern humans about the same time that Neandertals died out.

From what I can gather, the gene does something to give us a bigger brain (apparently I'm not one of the 70% of the population that got it).

So it ain't proof positive that Homo neanderthalis and our direct ancestors were gettin' freaky, but the motel bed is smokin' and there are only two naked people in the room, "if you know what I mean and I think you do!"

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k.e



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 09 2006,09:46   

Ahhhh did not have sexual relations with that neandertal , yes I know you have the pictures but I was in Brazil at the time I swear, honest, and as for the magic mushrooms go I threw them out....didn't touch them.....closes window and drives off from media pack<snicker>

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 09 2006,11:10   

k.e., old chap, I believe you may need Restoration

See me after class in the massage room....

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k.e



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 09 2006,11:47   

hehehehe thanks

I feel better now.

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 09 2006,11:55   

Phhhhh!

If we evolved from Neandertals, why are there still Neandertals?

*crosses arms and looks smug*

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 09 2006,12:05   

k.e,

Any time, glad I could help!

Crap, Rich.  

For a minute there, I thought I kinda looked smart.

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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 09 2006,12:19   

Quote (Lou FCD @ Nov. 09 2006,12:05)
k.e,

Any time, glad I could help!

Crap, Rich.  

For a minute there, I thought I kinda looked smart.

ID > atheist materialist darwinsitic dogma religion.
AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT.

Now please pretend to to JanieBell so I can have a w*nk.

(Not Kate though, she scares me)

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 17 2006,15:36   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Nov. 09 2006,12:19)
(Not Kate though, she scares me)

####, Rich, she scares ME!

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