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Rick Perry
We're not necessarily going to be cutting a bunch of programs out in totality. What we are going to be doing is looking at these agency functions: What can be consolidated? How do you get rid of duplicative efforts? Being a skeptic about some of these issues is quite all right. This idea that science is absolutely settled and that if you don't believe it's settled, you're somehow or another a Neanderthal, that is so inappropriate.feedback
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Jun 19 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Neanderthals. 23 people are quoted and you can read 37 citations of them about Neanderthals. Laura Weyrich, Chris Stringer and Keith Dobney, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Laura Weyrich said: “If you're swapping spit between species, there's kissing going on, or at least food sharing.”.
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Laura Weyrich

If you're swapping spit between species, there's kissing going on, or at least food sharing.feedback

Laura Weyrich

I do wonder what rhino tastes like. I'm not a big fan of sheep. I think I'll take the rhino.feedback

Laura Weyrich

This study really gives us a glimpse of what was in a Neanderthal's medicine cabinet. I definitely believe our research suggests Neanderthals were highly capable, intelligent, likely friendly beings. We really need to rewrite the history books about their 'caveman-like' behaviors. They were very human-like behaviors.feedback

Laura Weyrich

We don't know if we're looking at their last meal or random food debris from the last ten years.feedback

Christina Warriner

But we know very little about its diversity or function, either today or in the past. It is an important reminder of how we're really just scratched the surface of the human microbiome, and how much work there is to do to understand the evolution of this fundamental part of our human biology.feedback

Luca Fiorenza

Those that occupied southern regions with relatively warm climates, consumed different types of foods, including meat and vegetables. But Neanderthals that lived in very harsh conditions, such as northern Europe, were forced to rely on the limited sources available–meat.feedback

Laura Weyrich

When people talk about the Paleo diet, that's not paleo, that's just non-carb. The true paleo diet is eating whatever's out there in the environment. We need to revamp the view of Neanderthals as these meat-eating, club-toting cavemen. They had a very good understanding of what foods were available to them.feedback

Laura Weyrich

When you think about swapping oral microbiomes, there are just three ways that's known to happen–kissing, food sharing, or parental care. It suggests that those interactions between modern humans and Neanderthals were more friendly than they have been painted in the past.feedback

Keith Dobney

We can really start to mine this amazing record of our joint evolutionary history with these key microorganisms that are basically part of our lives and keep us alive.feedback

Keith Dobney

Neanderthals, not surprisingly, are doing different things, exploiting different things, in different places. You would expect if Neanderthals were eating each other, that the quantity of Neanderthal DNA would be a lot higher in [the tartar] – it would be part of the food debris. [That] doesn't appear to be the case. Potentially this is evidence of more sophisticated behaviour in terms of knowledge of medicinal plants. The idea that Neanderthals were a bit simple and just dragging their knuckles around is one that has gone a long time ago, certainly in the anthropological world.feedback

Philipp Gunz

Certainly look like what many paleoanthropologists (myself included) imagine the Denisovans to look like. Unfortunately, however, it is not possible to infer skull morphology from ancient DNA directly. I therefore hope that future studies will be able to extract ancient DNA from these or similar specimens.feedback

Xiujie Wu

Eastern Asian late archaic humans have been interpreted to resemble their Neanderthal contemporaries to some degree.feedback

Xiujie Wu

Yet it is only with the discovery of two human crania, that the nature of these eastern Eurasian early Late Pleistocene archaic humans is becoming clear.feedback

Katerina Harvati

It is a very exciting discovery. Especially because the human fossil record from East Asia has been not only fragmentary but also difficult to date. This would be the combination that one would expect based on the ancient DNA analysis of Denisovans, who were closely related to Neanderthals.feedback

Jacques Jaubert

The origin of the structures is undeniably human. It really cannot be otherwise.feedback

Jacques Jaubert

The find is solid, and it is an important documentation of the advanced behaviors of the Neanderthals. This requires the mobilization of people who choose, who lead, who advise, manufacture–and with continuous light. All this indicates a structured society.feedback

Juan Luis Arsuaga

It allows us to better understand how the evolution of the Neanderthals occurred, the characteristics of our species, the relationship between different species and the evolutionary lineages in these chronologies, close to half a million years ago.feedback

Irene Eckstrand

The story of early human evolution is captivating in itself, yet it also has far-reaching implications for understanding the organization of the modern human genome.feedback

Sriram Sankararaman

But we can't tell if the Neanderthal alleles are contributing to disease.feedback

Joshua Akey

The 2 percent of your Neanderthal DNA might be different than my 2 percent of Neanderthal DNA, and it's found at different places in the genome.feedback

Juan Luis Arsuaga

This provides insight into how evolution happened to the Neanderthals, the evolution of our species, and the evolutionary relationships between species and lineages almost 1,000 million years ago.feedback

Svante Paabo

We have sequenced 30 mg of bone. What it showed was that there existed a human form 30 – 40 thousand years ago in Siberia – a new human form that we didn't know about before – that is neither related to us nor to the Neanderthals.feedback

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