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Many species become less flexible in terms of dealing with new things when they reach full adulthood and this includes the great apes. The pathways in the brain become relatively set. Once they have succeeded in breeding and passing on the genes evolution is no longer 'interested' in them, This was propounded by Thomas Henry Huxley and later supported by Sir Julian Huxley. In common parlance "You can't teach an old dog a brand new trick" The success of Homo Sapiens has by some been put down to us being neotenic, ie an animal that never reaches the adult stage even though becoming sexually mature and this has allowed us to retain the learning and creative ability. Aldous Huxley references this in his 1939 novel After 'Many a Summer' when the discovery of a longevity serum results in those taking it finally maturing into randy great apes with limited intellectual capacity that live for a long time. It has been suggested that Neanderthal man's failure was due to them not being neotenic so that the adult would be less creative and flexible than the younger version. This would account for the reaction you quote.
Old quote, but Men don't grow up, their toys just get more expensive.
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Don't know much about Neanderthal,but I am sure that some of his descendants are posting daily here .
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So Trump supporters built them. The start of his great wall perhaps?
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Don't know much about Neanderthal,but I am sure that some of his descendants are posting daily here .
You are aware, I trust, that Neanderthals were first discovered in Europe?

In fact, geneaological experts believe we are all descended to some extent from the Neanderthals, based on DNA evidence.
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Beautifully stated!
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Could we see some?
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