A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure
October 21, 2013 by David Byron
While off to meander
The vale of Neander
I once took a gander at some lovely gal.
Rhonda Lea Kirk Fries says
October 21, 2013 at 9:55 pm
I'm 2.8%. My ancestors must've been a little busier with their forerunners.
Amiable Dorsai says
October 22, 2013 at 12:58 am
One can always hope that the cross-species gene transfer was mostly due to love stories.
Shropshire Blue says
October 22, 2013 at 3:17 am
I'm an estimated 3.1%
October 22, 2013 at 4:48 am
Why am I thinking that Carreon would test at 87% australopithecus?
October 22, 2013 at 6:01 am
One can hope that it was attraction human women felt for those big, strong Neanderthal men. The evidence to date (mtDNA) doesn't indicate that human men were at all interested in Neanderthal women.
October 22, 2013 at 7:23 am
2.7%? Impressive, given chimps are over 98% shared. So what planet are you from?
En Passant says
October 22, 2013 at 8:44 am
I'm 99% lemur. All this newfangled folderol and fiddledeedee about hominids is just a passing fad that got out of hand.
October 22, 2013 at 10:09 am
An estimated 2.7% of your DNA is from Neanderthals.
except if your African. They get none. ;}
So the Africans are the pure humans, and us whities are the hybrids. LOL BTW: Some Melanesians picked up an additional 6% Denisovan DNA and that likely happened east of Wallace's line.
October 22, 2013 at 1:16 pm
Where do I find this quiz?
October 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm
It's not a quiz. It's the result reported by a personal genome service.
October 22, 2013 at 9:49 pm
I'm really kind of surprised that so few readers of Popehat have been genotyped.
23andMe is a bargain now. I'm glad I didn't wait, but for those who did, it's a good time to buy a spit kit.
Mark - Lord of the Albino Squirrels says
October 23, 2013 at 7:07 am
Was it sado-masochistic,
or maybe clado-atavistic,
When we got down with the ancestral funk?
A sabretoothed Barry White
sang on that pleistocene night
when two branches did meet in the trunk.
October 23, 2013 at 7:19 am
The evidence to date (mtDNA) doesn't indicate that human men were at all interested in Neanderthal women.
Then, or now…
October 23, 2013 at 7:54 am
Hey Frank! Welcome to 9 comments ago!
October 23, 2013 at 9:55 am
Heh! I wish.
October 23, 2013 at 9:59 am
Does this form take links? http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-boxer1_iro55pnc,0,2420207.photo#axzz2iZ6TL5Ls
October 26, 2013 at 10:30 am
@Bryan: Sub-Saharan Africans also have archaic admixture. We just haven't found anything we can get DNA from that matches yet.