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From: Stephen Forrest <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] 4 percent Neanderthal?
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 15:02:19 -0500
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Not to put too fine a point on it, I will suggest that you meant to say
"spent long time in solution.from *other* modern humans."

On 6 February 2011 14:12, Sasson Margaliot <>wrote:

> At the moment nothing at all is "traceable to Neanderthals". There are only
> some brave proposals at earliest stage of evaluation.
>
> There is some genetic material missing an Africans, and it is said to be
> "4%" (of something).
>
> Some genetic material is naturally missing in Africans because they have
> spent long time in isolation from the modern humans.
>
>
> On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 8:42 PM, Ken Nordtvedt <
> >wrote:
>
> > "shared" and "traceable [back] to" are not the same things.
> >
> > chimps don't get their genome material from people, and people don't get
> > their genome material from chimps. The canonical allegation of the field
> > is
> > that both obtain their genome material from a common ancestor of about 6
> > million years ago, and its forms today in the two species is very similar
> > in
> > spite of the elapsed time of separate development.
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Sasson Margaliot" <>
> > To: <>
> > Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2011 11:23 AM
> > Subject: Re: [DNA] 4 percent Neanderthal?
> >
> >
> > > And also 99% shared with chimps, altogether 103% of genome
> > > non-modern-human...
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 6:37 PM, Vincent Vizachero
> > > <>wrote:
> > >
> > >> I'd say they meant something like this: "non-Africans have, on
> > >> average, about four percent of their genome traceable to
> Neanderthals."
> > >>
> > >> VV
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> On Feb 6, 2011, at 10:03 AM, Ken Nordtvedt wrote:
> > >>
> > >> > Anybody feel they know what the investigators meant?
> > >>
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