The homo pod-sapiens crack open neanderthals’ giant skulls to show that despite their bigger brain they may not have been smarter than humans. Raj explains evolutionary bottlenecks and speculates that Germany’s first genocide may have happened 100,000 years ago. Joe contends that Neanderthals are the Bill Russell of hominids, while Jono reveals that humans defeated neanderthals with their superior intellect and weaker eyes, in a real life ‘Revenge of the Nerds.’ Listen here.
The Paper: “New insights into differences in brain organization between Neanderthals and anatomically modern humans” (Pearce et al., 2013)
Interlude Music: DJ Achaemenid – Evolution
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