The evolution of man and monster Share | tapuout4985 posted:11/12/2010 3:20:44 PM While doing some research into some of the newer theories of human evolution and new discoveries regarding human ancestors and "cousins" I began thinking it was possible some of these other species of human perhaps hadn't died out. For instance it has been accepted for a while that Homo neanderthalensis and Homo erectus aren't ancestors of modern humans. However, a skeleton identified as Homo erectus was recently discovered that was determined to only be about 10,000 years old, fairly remarkable considering previous beliefs had the species going extinct 70,000 years ago at the soonest. Another study showed genetic evidence that Homo sapiens and Homo neanderthalensis interbred as Homo sapiens spread from Africa. This study says that people of non-African ethnicity could have up to 4% of their DNA coming from neanderthal and even higher percentages in Northern Europeans.To cut to the chase. I feel that this all makes for the start of an argument that Homo sapiens may not be the last surviving member of the Homo family tree. Maybe our genetic cousins that were supposed to have died out have actually continued in remote regions, interbred with our species more and more, continued evolving into newer species, so on and so forth.I think science is coming closer and closer to having to ask the question we have all been asking for years: "why shouldn't there be creatures here?"Patrock posted:11/15/2010 7:06:38 AM i agree with you i do think Homo neanderthalensis interbred as Homo sapiens today. it makes cense. there have been found several hybrid skelletons of homo sapiensand neanderthalensis all around europ. they lived side by side. there are so meany races of humans today we all call them homo sapiens but we actually have alot of races. we got main classes lik blacks whites and yelow. and even under these 3 races we have difrent groups. the difrences might be minor but they are there. and they make the difrence. same thing with the neanderthalerensis they where a early humanoid race. that is imbread in the white race now.bleu and green eye's and red and blond hear are probly from the neanderthalensis since the blond and bleu eye's first appeard 10.000 years ago close to some of the last living neanderthalensis. couse these eye and hair colors are not found in any other race but whites.gary107 posted:11/15/2010 12:21:34 PM The Pictish people of north Scotland and Ulster are round faced, short, white skin folks that are not related in their roots to the caucasian "white" race of peoples. Neanderthalen DNA is also found in "yellow" Asians, but not at all in "black" Africans. The "white" caucasians were believed to be dark skin, lostcolour because of the cold climate of Europe where whiteness of skin could better take in sun light. Please log in or become a member to add a post.