Red hair is a legacy of Neanderthals???!!!

Discussion in 'Soap Box' started by lifeisashedog, May 23, 2008.

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  1. lifeisashedog

    lifeisashedog Well-Known Member

  2. JohnADreams

    JohnADreams Well-Known Member
    - 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.
  3. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Well-Known Member

    The red-head gene should really be named the "awesome whoop-ass gene". Just a suggestion...
  4. nedflanders

    nedflanders Well-Known Member

    Yes, because Ronald McDonald is widely known to be awesomely whoop-ass.
  5. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Well-Known Member

    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?
  6. lifeisashedog

    lifeisashedog Well-Known Member

    Mary Magdalene - The incredible phenomenon of JEWISH REDHEAD???

    (Damn, she should be stuffed and put into the anthropological museum!:eek:hmy:)
  7. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Well-Known Member

    :laugh: Goodness :)
  8. Malcontent

    Malcontent Staff Alumni

    The Levites were apparently predominently redheads...
  9. bleach

    bleach Well-Known Member

    LMAO at putting Lucille Ball on that list
  10. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Well-Known Member

    I guess I felt I had to throw at least one crazy if not historically significant redhead on the list :laugh:
  11. man

    man Well-Known Member

    I knew it I'm a cave man!

  12. worlds edge

    worlds edge Well-Known Member

    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.)
  13. BioHomocide

    BioHomocide Well-Known Member

    I like red hair but I hate orange hair...

    I never understood why they call it "red head" when It's clearly orange.
  14. worlds edge

    worlds edge Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. I love red hair on girls, though that's probably because my first girlfriend had red hair. Lovely. :sad:
  16. hammockmonkey

    hammockmonkey Well-Known Member

    I was just watching "The Last King of Scotland", there is a great line about redheads in that movie.
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