I think I was in Grade 7 when my science teacher, Mr Steele, at Sir Matthew Begbie school in Vancouver introduced to us students the versions of humans that had been discovered before including Neanderthals.
Interestingly I thought I would never again hear “Neanderthals” mentioned again, with the possible exception when my family talk about my taste in music. I’m not Neanderthal! The truth is, I like 1960 & 70’s music, and uncouth beasts they have forgotten that Neanderthals are way older than me, they would have to be aged 62 at least by now, not aged “39” (ahem) like moi. Pardon my math Mr Steele!
Ahem, I digress obviously.
Now you might be surprised to learn nearly all of us homo sapiens still carry the Neanderthal genome, , some of us up to 5%, and I suspect a few more than that. See here
Potentially this could be something I can use, an excuse possibly to slouch? or order extra meat on my pizza? Walk around barefoot and wear a leopard loin cloth?
Just thinking about this makes me want to beat my chest, howl at the moon and grow my hair long and wear coveralls again.
This Neanderthal genome could come in handy!
Thanks for reading! Comments always welcome.
I have been reading it seems all my life, ever since I was knee high with comic books. It is both a pleasant pastime but also a useful skill.
I added the category of Reading/books so I could share my thoughts on authors.
A new author I have enjoyed is Sandra Orchard. She is an award winning author including being the five-time Canadian Christian Writing awards. Learn more about her books which include different series and characters at www.sandraorchard.com
The series that I started into is “Serena Jones mysteries” and the book was “Another Day Another Dali.” I enjoyed it immensely, a fun book, not too serious, and not silly neither. Serena Jones is an FBI agent who specializes in art theft cases, and you won’t want to miss a single brushstroke.
I suspect this author will be like grilled cheese sandwiches to me, a yummy treat from time to time.
I hope you check her out, Sandra Orchard, at your local library and let me know your thoughts. Toodles !