October 19th, 2007

Evolution

Chatty Cave Men? 


Neanderthals might have spoken just like humans do now, new genetic findings suggest.

 

Neanderthals are humanity's closest extinct relatives. Since their discovery more than 150 years ago, researchers have found out they could make tools just like our ancestors could, but whether Neanderthals also had advanced language, rather than mere grunts and groans, has remained hotly debated.

 

To learn more, scientists investigated DNA from Neanderthal bones collected from a cave in northern Spain, concentrating on a gene, FOXP2, which is to date the only one known to play a role in speech and language. 

People with an abnormal copy of this gene have speech and language problems.

 

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Quote of the Day

"The goal of life is living in agreement with nature."

 

Zeno (335 BC - 264 BC)

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Ciao everyone

 

Sorry but I don’t have time to update my journal as I usually do because I have to get ready for work. But don’t worry I’ll add some cool stuff tonight when I get back (around 1am central time). 

Kemo D. (a.k.a. no.7)

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