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From this site, https://www.msn.com/en-xl/europe/europe ... li=BBJDXDP

"Nearly a decade ago, a snippet of pinky bone found in Siberia introduced the world to a baffling new kind of ancient human. Called Denisovans, after the name of the cave in the Altai Mountains where the bone was found, these ancient relatives of the Neanderthals inhabited Asia for tens of thousands of years—yet no fossil trace of them has been found save that finger bone, a few teeth, and a scrap of skull, all from Denisova cave.

A study published today in Cell adds a surprising new twist to their mystery: DNA from a large sampling of living southeast Asians suggests that the ghostly Denisovans may be not one, but three distinct kinds of human, one of which is almost as different from other Denisovans as they are from Neanderthals.

What's more, while the Denisovans lived alongside humans for millennia, one group may have outlasted even the Neanderthals, who disappeared some 40,000 years ago. According to the study, these Denisovans co-existed and mixed with modern humans in New Guinea until at least 30,000 years ago—but perhaps as recently as 15,000 years ago—a date that, if confirmed, means Denisovans were the last known humans save ourselves to walk the Earth.

The provocative find joins a number of recent discoveries that continue to point to a stunning diversity of hominins in ancient Asia, including the announcement just yesterday of a new species, Homo luzonensis, in the Philippines."


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the denisovan remains could be those of the badonites or sangiks in the papers or some admixture of the two...or just one of the higher blends of neanderthal.


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...and the discoveries keep on cropping up...

It turns out fossils from a giant carnivore that roamed Africa millions of years ago have been gathering dust in a drawer here in Kenya.
Not to gloat but it feels great to read something and realize you are a few steps (or is it leaps?) of these 'discoverers'. The predator has been named 'Simbakubwa'.

I yearn for the day when scientists will lead the way in attributing it all to intelligent design rather than a chance.


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Maybe the first step for mainstream scientists and educators is coming to grips with "intelligently designed evolution". For quite a few decades Quantum Physicists have had to come to grips with that "Something unknown is doing we don't know what" as expressed by Sir Arthur Eddington.

It's unfortunate that the artist that created the first picture in that link didn't do his or her homework. The Neanderthals did not have blue or green eyes. One can look up the DNA sequences that control eye color to verify that.


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that's an early photograph of wilma...she was reconstructed when they still figured neanderthal had blue eyes and light skin from the northern climes (which has since been found wrong too). when the research about the blue-eyed gene appearing thousands of years later came out her eyes were changed to hazel and they now suspect neanderthals had a wide range of skin and eye color but predominantly red hair. still a lot of mystery about her clothing though:

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ugh at the image size sorry. new article here with a good synopsis of the current state of neanderknowledge:

What Do We Really Know About Neanderthals?


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Maybe the first step for mainstream scientists and educators is coming to grips with "intelligently designed evolution". For quite a few decades Quantum Physicists have had to come to grips with that "Something unknown is doing we don't know what" as expressed by Sir Arthur Eddington.

It's unfortunate that the artist that created the first picture in that link didn't do his or her homework. The Neanderthals did not have blue or green eyes. One can look up the DNA sequences that control eye color to verify that.



The fact that they/we seek is a step in the right direction- and soon, answers to Dark Matter and Dark Energy will be found- or rather, we will find them (those of us fascinated with physics). A time is coming when denying the existence of a force greater than us will draw pitiful looks from those enlightened enough to understand.


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