Neanderthals were far more advanced than us

Posted On: Aug 5th, 2019 at 10:38

Spain / Europe

Having reported on this subject several times previously, it’s worth reiterating these elements because, as the article states, the myth still persists of the docile, unintelligent species that were wiped out by the more intelligent and rising homo sapiens sapiens.

So, let’s look at the evidence.

It was thought Neanderthal artistry was copied from humans in that they must have watched us and tried to mimic our behaviour. It was also thought we killed them all because of their stupidity and our aggression, and it was considered they were lacking in just about every way.

Those ideas still do persist, so let’s get the facts straight again.

Neanderthal was twice as strong physically, had a larger brain and was highly artistic, cared for their dead through burial, and had musical abilities, among other traits.

We humans still have 4% Neanderthal DNA, proving beyond doubt that we interbred.

Now here’s the most likely scenario.

It was we humans who copied Neanderthal art, burial, music and just about every other element imaginable, and adopted their loving spirituality through interbreeding.

We are a very aggressive species, and Neanderthal was far more advanced. While conflict probably occurred at times, it is a false hypothesis that humans were responsible for their extinction. In fact, they aren’t extinct, because they live on in every one of us.

It is very possible that interbreeding may be the likely cause of our artistic abilities on every level, which is why we have a duality of left and right brain – logic and aggression against love and art. While love can be seen in all mammals, in humans it is a very powerful force through expression.

The late – and very great – Stan Gooch, proposed the theory that we are in fact a crossbreed of Neanderthal and Cro Magnon, rather than an independently evolved species. Even though Stan’s theory was some considerable time ago and may be outdated, he may have been close to the truth, especially now we have the recently discovered Denisovans to add to the mix.

The Missing Link is still missing, and our origins are still shrouded in mystery. The universe is not the way we perceive it to be, and neither are we. The rise of human ingenuity is more likely less to do with direct Darwinian evolution from a single species, and more likely to do with adopting our ambiguous traits from interbreeding with others, creating a hybrid species with often conflicting behavioural traits.
And the thing that strikes me the most – if we only have 4% Neanderthal DNA, imaging how powerful, how loving, how intelligent, how musical, how caring, and how artistic the full 100% Neanderthal was…