Creationists, how do you explain the fact that virtually all humans have between two to four percent of Neanderthal genes in their genomes?
EXCEPT for African Blacks?, They do not have ANY Neanderthal genes.
See my answer, currently on the next page, for an image showing the difference between human
tentofield, it is Sub-Saharan African Blacks. I should have been more specific. North African peoples are a mixture of different races, and all fully African black races are sub-Saharan..
One other point. Some of the sub-Saharan non-African peoples can have some subsets of Neanderthal genes that are different from other subsets in other non-African peoplles. It has been determined that all of those various subsets of Neanderthal DNA, if taken together, result in perhaps up to 70 percent of the Neanderthal genome spread out in that population of peoples.
Here is a PBS program series of two episodes that provides much of the information on the subject.
Publius, learn some history, REAL history (not Mormon fiction). When modern humans left Africa tens of thousands of years ago, they interbred with Neanderthals they met in Europe and West Asia, and then spread to the rest of the world, including the Americas, where they (not the fictional Israelite family of Lehi) became the Native Americans, who also have Neanderthal DNA.
And why do you keep answering my postings when you have me blocked from yours?
Tristen, despite having one of the longest answers, you haven’t answered my question. Why don’t the sub-Saharan Blacks have Neanderthal DNA?
Hmmm! Let’s see. There’s the (mythical) story of Noah’s family and the flood.
How do we fit the Neanderthals into that? Particularly since both the fossil evidence AND the genetic evidence indicates that the common ancestor of humans and Neanderthals lived around 500,000 years ago and branched out and evolved separately into those two forms,
which did not meet up until some tens of thousands of years ago after modern humans left Africa and entered Eurasia.
The point is that the analysis of DNA recovered from Neanderthal bones during the past dozen years confirmed the conclusions made from the fossil finds during the past century concerning the evolution and migrations of both Neanderthsls and modern humans. Modern humans evolved in Africa. Neanderthals evolved in Eurasia following the arrival there of some members of the population of the common ancestor around 500,000 years ago.
There were no Neanderthals in Africa. That is why sub-Saharan Blacks do not have Nesnderthal genes.
- Anonymous1 year agoFavorite Answer
They can't account for it so they make up stuff out of thin air
- JASONLv 51 year ago
What I want to know is, why they say we came out of Africa however many millions of years ago and came across the Neanderthals. When did they leave Africa?
- 1 year ago
They are just another type of human. Surely they will be in some DNA. Color isn't a factir
- John PLv 71 year ago
Note that the Neander Thal (Neander Valley) after which those humans were named is in present-day Germany.
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- PubliusLv 71 year ago
Obviously the Neanderthals lived in Europe, dear one. Is that clear enough for you?
- ANDRE LLv 71 year ago
-Debating creationists on the topic of evolution is rather like trying to play chess with a pigeon — it knocks the pieces over, craps on the board, and flies back to its flock to claim victory.-Scott D. Weitzenhoffer
- 1 year ago
God said early humans did indeed mix with them before the Neanderthals died out. Even science reports, though, that natural selection seems to be disfavoring Neanderthal genes.
- The AmbassadorLv 51 year ago
That's simply poppycock. I would like to interview, or film, or at least get a picture of an alleged creature that is said to be a Neanderthal. I can't find one anywhere.
- tentofieldLv 71 year ago
It isn't just "African blacks". It is all Africans whatever their skin colour might be. Neandertals evolved in Europe and Asia from Homo heidelbergensis; H. sapiens evolved in Africa, also from H. heidelbergensis. H. sapiens moved out of Africa into southwest Asia about 100,000 years ago and there they would have met H. neanderthalis and some cross species mating occurred. It is likely that male offspring from such unions were infertile while the females were fertile as often happens with interbreeding between closely related species. As a result most people in Europe and much of Asia have some Neandertal DNA but as Neandertals were never in Africa, Africans do not have it. Eastern Asians, Australians and Pacific Islanders have Denisovan DNA and a recent skeleton has been found with a Neandertal father and a Denisovan mother
- jon pikeLv 71 year ago
Wrong Group. Try Anthropology.
- Ray JLv 71 year ago
I learned that myself just last night. That fact does not in itself refute creationism, only young earth literal bible creationism.