Discussion in 'Soap Box' started by lifeisashedog, May 23, 2008.
- makes the findings easier to understand. It's not that the red head gene has been passed down from neanderthals, it's that the adaption of some individuals to have fair skin and red hair occurred in both neanderthals and the ancestors of modern man. The gene for red hair in modern man has differences in comparison than the one found for neanderthals.
The red-head gene should really be named the "awesome whoop-ass gene". Just a suggestion...
Yes, because Ronald McDonald is widely known to be awesomely whoop-ass.
Yeah, and he's the only famous red-head, and a fictional one at that. How about Alexander the Great, Mary Magdalene, Richard the Lionheart, Elizabeth I, Lucille Ball, General Custer, Emily Dickenson, Mark Twain, Thomas Jefferson...on and on and on. Redheads are awesome.
Did somebody go pee-pee in your Cheerios this morning?
Mary Magdalene - The incredible phenomenon of JEWISH REDHEAD???
(Damn, she should be stuffed and put into the anthropological museum!hmy
The Levites were apparently predominently redheads...
LMAO at putting Lucille Ball on that list
I guess I felt I had to throw at least one crazy if not historically significant redhead on the list :laugh:
I knew it I'm a cave man!
According to this link, the claim of Cro-Magnon/Neandertal interbreeding is in doubt, based upon some more recent DNA testing.
(The jpg is from a 2007 issue of Science Magazine.)
I like red hair but I hate orange hair...
I never understood why they call it "red head" when It's clearly orange.
BTW, the link in the OP itself explicitly denies any connection...
And when you think about it, it seems a bit simplistic to say that because some neandertals possibly had red hair and some homo sapien sapiens do, that the red hair on the homo sapiens necessasarily came from the neandertals.
I love red hair on girls, though that's probably because my first girlfriend had red hair. Lovely. :sad:
I was just watching "The Last King of Scotland", there is a great line about redheads in that movie.