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    Stuart Brown

    As to diseases from us wiping out the Neanderthals, seeing as we mated with them so much, that 2% of our genetic code is Neanderthal, unlikely. Since we share 30% of our genetic code with them, I still think that the supervolcano theory is a good one. Supervolcanos have wiped out civilisations, in the past, why not a regional species, if it had been worse, it might have wiped us out too.

    The human race has been close to extinction a number of times, what if the volcano eruption had been in Africa, then Neanderthals might be running the show. A number of their gene’s, have helped us with disease resistance and some of their gene’s contribute to our obesity.

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    Peter Kvint

    This can not be right because Neanderthals and modern man lived together for more than 100,000 years. And it is known that the two species were mixed.

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When Ginger’s original dream of writing the next great American novel didn’t quite work out she turned her thoughts to math and science. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, after which she spent 18 years employed with a city public works department which allowed her to write the great American mortgage check. But that’s all behind her now (except for the mortgage) since she seized the opportunity to start a freelance writing career – can the novel be far behind? She lives in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States with her husband of 26 years (talk about history!) and when not at the computer enjoys cheering for her favorite football teams, home improvement projects and a good mystery novel. Her favorite points in History are those when engineering had a profound effect on the people of the time, from the Roman aqueduct of Segovia, c. A.D. 50, to the Panama Canal, c. 1914, to whatever’s next.

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