Monday, November 19, 2012

So What's the Deal with the Neanderthal, Their Demise? - 4

This a carry-over topic from a previous installment: So What's the Deal with the Neanderthal, Their Demise? - 3

To recap:

Were contemporary modern humans, you know—the species that lives on to this day, responsible? Or did everything else that was working fine for the Neanderthals' survival, prior to the arrival of the so-called anatomically modern humans, came to a halt for some reason or another?

Introduction: 

The discovery of  Neanderthal remains [see the entry: How are the Media and Schools catching up with Scientific Progress? Pt.4] has naturally raised the curiosity of people, because they seem so close to us humans, and so, many inquiring minds want to know what happened to these extinct human cousins. Preexisting evidence so far only presents sketchy explanations of not only exactly how they (Neanderthals) reached their extinction, but also precisely where and from what ancestral line [although there are guesses as to what that might be] Neanderthals emerged. Notwithstanding significant strides made in the discipline of molecular genetics, as well as new findings in human paleontological record, researchers are still battling out the search for the most solid and parsimonious answers to those main aforementioned fronts.

Where the demise of the Neanderthal is concerned, there have been suspicions of the role of modern humans in this within the scientific community for a while now, although there seemed to be an air of reluctance to want to explore that very possibility. To that end, the more popular narratives which have circulated the web for years, generally looked mostly to abrupt environmental shifts as the prime suspect in the demise of the Neanderthals, purportedly in accompaniment with the insufficient resourcefulness of the Neanderthal; the role of modern humans had generally taken somewhat of a back seat in such narratives.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

So What's the Deal with the Neanderthal, Their Demise? - 3

This a carry-over topic from a previous installment: So What's the Deal with the Neanderthal, Their Demise? - 2

To recap:

Were contemporary modern humans, you know—the species that lives on to this day, responsible? Or did everything else that was working fine for the Neanderthals' survival, prior to the arrival of the so-called anatomically modern humans, came to a halt for some reason or another?

Introduction: 

The discovery of  Neanderthal remains [see the entry: How are the Media and Schools catching up with Scientific Progress? Pt.4] has naturally raised the curiosity of people, because they seem so close to us humans, and so, many inquiring minds want to know what happened to these extinct human cousins. Preexisting evidence so far only presents sketchy explanations of not only exactly how they (Neanderthals) reached their extinction, but also precisely where and from what ancestral line [although there are guesses as to what that might be] Neanderthals emerged. Notwithstanding significant strides made in the discipline of molecular genetics, as well as new findings in human paleontological record, researchers are still battling out the search for the most solid and parsimonious answers to those main aforementioned fronts.

Where the demise of the Neanderthal is concerned, there have been suspicions of the role of modern humans in this within the scientific community for a while now, although there seemed to be an air of reluctance to want to explore that very possibility. To that end, the more popular narratives which have circulated the web for years, generally looked mostly to abrupt environmental shifts as the prime suspect in the demise of the Neanderthals, purportedly in accompaniment with the insufficient resourcefulness of the Neanderthal; the role of modern humans had generally taken somewhat of a back seat in such narratives.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

So What's the Deal with the Neanderthal, Their Demise? - 2

This a carry-over topic from a previous installment: So What's the Deal with the Neanderthal, Their Demise?

To recap:

Were contemporary modern humans, you know—the species that lives on to this day, responsible? Or did everything else that was working fine for the Neanderthals' survival, prior to the arrival of the so-called anatomically modern humans, came to a halt for some reason or another?

Introduction: 

The discovery of  Neanderthal remains [see the entry: How are the Media and Schools catching up with Scientific Progress? Pt.4] has naturally raised the curiosity of people, because they seem so close to us humans, and so, many inquiring minds want to know what happened to these extinct human cousins. Preexisting evidence so far only presents sketchy explanations of not only exactly how they (Neanderthals) reached their extinction, but also precisely where and from what ancestral line [although there are guesses as to what that might be] Neanderthals emerged. Notwithstanding significant strides made in the discipline of molecular genetics, as well as new findings in human paleontological record, researchers are still battling out the search for the most solid and parsimonious answers to those main aforementioned fronts.

Where the demise of the Neanderthal is concerned, there have been suspicions of the role of modern humans in this within the scientific community for a while now, although there seemed to be an air of reluctance to want to explore that very possibility. To that end, the more popular narratives which have circulated the web for years, generally looked mostly to abrupt environmental shifts as the prime suspect in the demise of the Neanderthals, purportedly in accompaniment with the insufficient resourcefulness of the Neanderthal; the role of modern humans had generally taken somewhat of a back seat in such narratives.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

So What's the Deal with the Neanderthal, Their Demise?

Were contemporary modern humans, you know—the species that lives on to this day, responsible? Or did everything else that was working fine for the Neanderthals' survival, prior to the arrival of the so-called anatomically modern humans, came to a halt for some reason or another?

Introduction: 

The discovery of  Neanderthal remains [see the entry: How are the Media and Schools catching up with Scientific Progress? Pt.4] has naturally raised the curiosity of people, because they seem so close to us humans, and so, many inquiring minds want to know what happened to these extinct human cousins. Preexisting evidence so far only presents sketchy explanations of not only exactly how they (Neanderthals) reached their extinction, but also precisely where and from what ancestral line [although there are guesses as to what that might be] Neanderthals emerged. Notwithstanding significant strides made in the discipline of molecular genetics, as well as new findings in human paleontological record, researchers are still battling out the search for the most solid and parsimonious answers to those main aforementioned fronts.

Where the demise of the Neanderthal is concerned, there have been suspicions of the role of modern humans in this within the scientific community for a while now, although there seemed to be an air of reluctance to want to explore that very possibility. To that end, the more popular narratives which have circulated the web for years, generally looked mostly to abrupt environmental shifts as the prime suspect in the demise of the Neanderthals, purportedly in accompaniment with the insufficient resourcefulness of the Neanderthal; the role of modern humans had generally taken somewhat of a back seat in such narratives.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Quick list of Ancient Egyptian Sports

This is merely an extension of the main topic, "The Coming of Age of the Olympic Games", to serve as a link, so as to economize space. For those who care to learn about the details of the iconography, here they are, following the images, which were also posted in the main topic; the material comes directly from the TourEgypt.net website:

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Coming of Age of the Olympic Games

Introduction: 

It's hard to resist the temptation of having something to say about the Olympics, now that the summer Olympic Games are here again. Greece holds a special nostalgic place in the circles of the Olympic Games, that have been by tradition, held every four years for both summer and winter, respectively; the reason being, that these games are said to have been inspired by ancient Greek Olympic games. In the midst of accompanying jubilation around these games, Greece is often touted as the "birth place of sports", as particularly exemplified by media talk on those occasions when Greece took on the role as the host nation for the games, like the recent events that took place in Athens eight years ago. Such glorification rarely pay mind to history of organized sports events going even further back in time, as exemplified by those in say, ancient Egypt.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Rebuttal to: The "Correction" of the Supposed "10 Economic Myths" about Capitalism

Introduction: 

The development of modern capitalism in "western" nations has been accompanied by damaging consequences for Africa, as it has elsewhere, paving way to such destructive phenomena like the explosive and conflict-prone balkanization of Africa, ripping the continent off sizable chunks of its able-bodied workforce through the promotion and practice of slavery,  not leaving out brain-drain, disintegration of preexisting socio-cultural institutions [e.g. school systems, architectural concepts, dress codes, writing systems, preexisting trade networks, local industry, and the like] that had long served the peoples of the continent and replacing them with "western" counterparts/variants, thereby inducing people of the continent to become dependent on European economies, draining natural resources and compelling many localities on the continent to become net exporters of capital rather than net consumers of capital, rewriting history to serve the oppressors, and so forth. Since capitalism has had disastrous effects on the continent, it is only fitting to set some things straight about this system of economy.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Strolling down Memory Lane: African Labour Movement

Introduction: 

So what's new? The answer is a disappointing "nothing", as far as the ensuing subject matter is concerned. This grand continent (Africa), which has the distinction of being the default home of humanity and many other magnificent species, has been inflicted with gross propaganda-driven disinformation, along with a good amount of apathy; mostly of the willful kind, ever since the common era rise to significance of previously isolated west European countries in the globe's geopolitical landscape. Many examples of this trend have been covered on this site, ranging from DNA studies to historical analysis. For instance, it has become something of a cultic ritual of sycophants of 'western' imperialism and associated chauvinism to insinuate that African labour forces were granted "freedom" or "independence" on a silver platter, supposedly as a "goodwill" gesture on the part of occupying intruders (colonists) from outside, particularly from Europe, who had nothing at heart but thinking only of the people they came to inhumanely colonize. The same sycophants have a tendency to blame social misery in the continent on the supposed "premature withdrawal" of colonial presence.

Apathy has spurred others to opine away that Africans rarely stand up for themselves, thereby suggesting that Africans are somehow innately submissive to oppression. Such personalities assume that just because their local TV news networks don't cover it, African labour movements must then be all but non-existent, not leaving out that they all-too-often than not have a screwed up idea of what entails Africa as a geological entity. Of course, a sober research is all that is needed to render any of these assumptive opinions as nothing more than emotional bunk, and avoidable, by anyone with a genuine desire to acquire knowledge.