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The Strange Truth About Neanderthal Sex Lives (Video)

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Recent genetic research provides compelling insights into the intimate interactions between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens, challenging previous assumptions about their isolated existence. DNA analysis of ancient human remains has revealed substantial evidence of genetic exchange between the two species. For instance, examination of a 40,000-year-old human specimen unveiled that approximately 11% of its genome consisted of Neanderthal DNA, showcasing a significant level of interspecies breeding.

Moreover, studies suggest that such interbreeding was not sporadic but rather a common occurrence spanning thousands of years. This genetic mingling has not only provided clues about the migration patterns of early humans but also shed light on the complex dynamics of their relationships with Neanderthals. However, this genetic amalgamation also raises questions about the nature of these encounters. Given the distinct species barrier and likely communication challenges, it's unclear whether these interactions were consensual or stemmed from more violent and competitive circumstances.

Furthermore, the legacy of Neanderthal genes extends beyond mere genetic exchange. Modern humans carry remnants of Neanderthal DNA, which have been implicated in various health conditions. For instance, genes inherited from Neanderthals have been linked to disorders such as Behcet's disease, Crohn's disease, lupus, and diabetes, highlighting the enduring impact of our interspecies liaisons.

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By Robbie Mitchell

 

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The strange truth about mind control is that if one develops a myriad of interconnected lies, often based òn half-truths at best, and repeat them often enough, people can be prevented from searching for the truth.

After all, they are certain that they already know it.

Is Crohn's caused by Neanderthal genetics, or are there other factors? That is not to rule out genetics, for illness can even be encouraged through genetic targeting and there are those more than willing to do this and more than capable of doing it.

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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