Transmission #1 of the Cosmic Anthropology Broadcast System: The Neanderthal Pride Ep

The Neanderthal Pride ep Taking a look at the nature and complexity of human evolution: past, present and future. WORKS MENTIONED: X-Men: First Class, X-Men 2 Crux by Ramez Naam [sequel to Nexus] newuniversal Brookings Report The Tomorrow People American Horror Story: Coven LINKS: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/magazine/should-you-fear-the-pizzly-bear.html [HYBRIDIZATION] http://www.livescience.com/46636-how-tibetans-survive-high-altitude.html [DENISOVAN DNA] http://www.nature.com/news/neanderthals-bone-technique-redrafts-prehistory-1.15739 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neanderthal_genome_project http://io9.com/google-wants-to-create-a-map-of-the-perfectly-healthy-h-1610873338  Interview with George […]

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[1404.7766] Genome-wide Scan of Archaic Hominin Introgressions in Eurasians Reveals Complex Admixture History


We found that detected introgressions shared more archaic-specific mutations with Altai Neanderthal than they shared with Denisovan, and 60.3% of archaic hominin introgressions were from Neanderthals. Furthermore, we detected more introgressions from two unknown archaic hominins whom diverged with modern humans approximately 859 and 3,464 thousand years ago. The latter unknown archaic hominin contributed to the genomes of the common ancestors of modern humans and Neanderthals. In total, archaic hominin introgressions comprised 2.4% of Eurasian genomes. Above results suggested a complex admixture history among hominins.

* translation: not only are we the product of cross breeding with Neanderthals and Denisovans, but two far older branches of the hominid tree.

The natural state of hominids has been expansion then separation into subspecies… like say from an Ice Age, or other heavy weather event or catastrophe… then hooking up again later and swapping genes. This is how it’s been done for millions of years.

Statistically, there being just one species of human on the planet has been “unnatural”. Remember, our current count for the end of the last Ice Age now stands at four.

Who knows what more genetic data mining will reveal? Our complex origins.

Extrapolate forwards for Mars and other off-world colonies at your leisure. (And sideways for cryptozoological fun times.)

[1404.7766] Genome-wide Scan of Archaic Hominin Introgressions in Eurasians Reveals Complex Admixture History

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MORE SPOILERS

for Bron Broen.

It ends as it began. With a message (taken directly and edited lightly from the fansubs):

[The] Climate summit ends. A large part of Environment Ministers is are dead now.

There, we killed them. Why?

We can not wait. We are pressed for time.

We can not let politicians sit in meeting after meeting –

– Without results.

We know that we [are heading] towards an environmental disaster.

Nevertheless, those with power and opportunities [do] nothing.

No country will be the first to undertake climate commitments.

Climate issues are exposed.

We made sure that the old politicians disappeared.

Now there is room for new ministers.

Do not repeat the old mistakes.

We [will] keep an eye on you.

The why done it of this show is clear from the beginning.

But the issues remain to be explored. Within the next season of the show. And without, from the world where we watch it.

The biggest question facing us today is: what cost humanity?

Does our survival trump that of all other species?

Does our continued existence mean the slow extinction of all other life except what we farm? The death of the wild?

To those that empathize more strongly with the citizens of the animal kingdom and call Gaia, Mother, our own near extinction seems justified. For the “greater good”, as they see it. Let the wild overrun civilization; a Deep Ecology Apocalypse.

Which puts the agents of the semi-fictional Overview Effect Enforcement Agency firmly on the middle path. Taking all reasonable action as “beyond good & evil” actors. Wake up the PowersThatBe, before we all live a true nightmare.

And who’s on the front line in our Scandinavian drama series? A mutant of sorts. A high functioning empath, rating somewhere on the human made Asperger’s Scale.

Cool show right?

m1k3y:

The eco-terrorists of the second season of Bron || Broen are in no way affiliated with the Overview Effect Enforcement Agency. They are certainly not ousted members. We have no knowledge of their actions or identity. Who is this anyway? I have to go now.

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