BBC News: Ancient humans, dubbed 'Denisovans', interbred with us

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  1. shivkala

    shivkala Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    So, apparently a newly discovered bread of humans, the "Denisovans" who existed around the time that Homo sapiens sapiens first left Africa.

    What's more, is that this discovery came from a fossilized pinky belonging to a Denisovan girl.

    Is it wrong I immediately thought "Mitochrondrial Eve/Hera"?
     
  2. Sindatur

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    Wait, is this a New Bread or a New Breed?
    ;)

    Way, cool, it matched up so well, I was expecting an April Fool's Joke :alienblush: :bolian:
     
  3. teacake

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    But Sindatur, it is August.

    And :bolian: on the story.
     
  4. shivkala

    shivkala Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Apparently, this new bread co-existed with pumpernickel and rye. :cool:

    I took it seriously, but after looking at a Facebook posting and a few articles, I was kind of saddened at the lack of Galactica references (I think the Facebook comments had just one person mention Cylons).
     
  5. aelius

    aelius Commander Red Shirt

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    That's because it was only 50,000 years ago instead of 150,000 years ago.
    Now if somebody had mentioned the crew of the Battle Planetoid Dahak...
    If you aren't familiar with the reference read the book Mutineers Moon by David Weber. Very entertaining.
     
  6. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I played the Assassin's Creed series, I already knew that.
     
  7. doubleohfive

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    It's ironic how life imitates art sometimes, isn't it?
     
  8. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell Comfortably Numb Premium Member

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    I love how it keeps coming out that ancient human species were a very messy business and that there's no clear moment when "homo sapiens" emerged. Just more and more evidence for our complex evolutionary history.