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Dr Adequate
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Message 10 of 35 (794647)
11-18-2016 5:02 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Gregory Rogers
11-18-2016 11:19 AM


Could anyone tell me whether there is any reliable evidence of a giant species of homo sapiens (or even Neanderthal) ever living on earth.

Well there is of course evidence of Neanderthals living on earth. But we can look at their skeletons and they were short and chunky compared to us: the average Neanderthal height was around 5'5''. So they were not giants. If that made someone a giant, then I would like to boast about how I tower above you mere mortals with my magnificent 5'7''. Behold me and despair! ... oh, wait, I'm kinda short.

Creationists like to put up Neanderthals as evidence of how it says in the Bible that "there were giants in the earth in those days" but this is because creationists are too fucking stupid to look it up and find out how tall Neanderthals were. And it's not like a secret, they could look it up. Neanderthals were in fact shorter than the average modern human, as creationists could have found out it they weren't too busy drooling out halfwitted lies.

And then you ask, is there any other evidence of giant humans living on earth? I shouldn't even have to answer that, Gregory, because you know. You know that if we had found giant human skeletons in the fossil record, then you would know about it because of all the giant human skeletons that we would have.

(There is the occasional freakish person who is eight or nine feet tall, but we know of no species with that genetic or developmental abnormality.)

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Message 15 of 35 (794678)
11-19-2016 5:44 PM
Reply to: Message 14 by frako
11-19-2016 4:24 PM


Re: No giants...
Well depends on what you define as giants, neanderthals ranged up to 2,5 meters ...

[citation needed]


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Message 17 of 35 (794680)
11-19-2016 6:04 PM
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11-19-2016 5:52 PM


Re: No giants...
They were stronger than modern human with a huge body size; Male (164-168 cm) and female (152-256 cm)

That's not a huge body size, that's shorter than I am.

It's certainly not 2.5 meters.


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Message 21 of 35 (794684)
11-19-2016 6:35 PM
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11-19-2016 6:21 PM


Re: No giants...
how tall are you?

256 cm for females is small?

168 cm for males is small.

256 cm for females is presumably a typo.

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ETA: compare the figures from Wikipedia, which are exactly the same except that WP has a 1 instead of a 2: "Neanderthal males averaged 164–168 cm (65–66 in) and females 152–156 cm (60–61 in) tall."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neanderthal_anatomy

I rest my case.

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