Our Neandertal Brethren: Genome sequencing has revealed our common humanity

I always suspected that Neandertals and anatomically modern humans
interbred, based on a simple observation: humans are the most sexual of
all the primates, willing and able to do it just about anywhere,
anytime, with anyone (and even with other species if the Kinsey report
is to be believed in its findings about farmhands and their animal
charges). Given the viable hybrid offspring that the most diverse
members of our species have produced as a result of cultural conjoinings
through both ancient migrations and modern travel, one has to suspect
that close encounters of the corporeal kind occurred not infrequently in
those dark and lonely cave nights over the course of those long-gone

Now that is a tale worthy of a romantic novel, brought to you by science.


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