The first human revolution and creative explosion – a prelude to another possible Great Leap Forward?

Siamo in procinto di subire un’ulteriore mutazione, un balzo evolutivo paragonabile a quello di 40-50mila anni fa?
Chi farà la fine del Neanderthal e chi farà parte dell’avanguardia di un Mondo Nuovo?
Chi sfrutterà psicopaticamente le sue nuove capacità?

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Did your DNA overturn any family folklore?

My results are fairly typical demonstrating northern European descent. I did have some Neanderthal—2.1 percent.

What was your family’s reaction?

I think my wife always suspected.

A Q&A about Our DNA with Geneticist Spencer Wells

The earliest Homo sapiens probably had the cognitive capability to invent Sputnik, but they didn’t yet have the history of invention or a need for those things.

Sally McBrearty, University of Connecticut

The Neanderthals…were complex beings and talented users of the landscape they lived in: a far cry, indeed, from the brutish image with which generations of cartoonists have endowed them. But they left no evidence of the creative, innovative spark that is so conspicuous a characteristic of our own kind. […].Cro-Magnons…there’s no doubt that they were us. Physically they were indistinguishable from living Homo sapiens; and, in its richness and complexity, the surviving material evidence of…

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