March 3, 2014
WE ARE ALL DESIGNISTS NOW:
Did better mothering defeat the Neanderthals? (Paul H. Mason, Cosmos)
Posted by Orrin Judd at March 3, 2014 8:38 PMThis exciting new series is inspired by the research outcomes of a major five-year project at Kochi University of Technology in Japan. It offers some support for my view. "Replacement of Neanderthals" collates a large body of multidisciplinary research on the factors that contributed to the extinction of Neanderthals, including their anatomy, cranial volume, stone tool technology, rituals, climate change and recent discoveries about the genes they carried. The novel theme of this series, though, is the emphasis on learning differences: the authors consider them the most important factor in the replacement of Neanderthals by humans.