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A very interesting article in

posted by Jason Kottke   May 02, 2000

A very interesting article in the Science Times section of the NY Times about The Human Family Tree. Using DNA from various sources and some assumptions (some of which are better than others), scientists have been able to genetically trace the migration of homo sapiens from Africa to pretty much everywhere else in the world. Interestingly, their hypothesis includes one woman and one man from whence all humanity sprang….perhaps there’s hope for the Bible’s account of things after all.

One odd phrase near the end of the article had me puzzled though: “fearsome Neanderthals”. I don’t know that scientists have much of an idea how Neanderthals behaved…they may have looked scary and strange to modern eyes, but who’s to say they didn’t have love in their hearts?