Neanderthals are classified as a different subspecies than Homo Sapians. Therefore if sub-Saharan Africans (i.e. Blacks) are less like Europeans than Neanderthals were, it's clearly also the case that sub-Saharan Africans are a different subspecies than Europeans.
This article in New Scientist discusses a study based on the idea that Neanderthals and Europeans broke off from each other after they both broke off from sub-Saharan Africans.
If this study is accurate, it inevitably follows that sub-Saharan Africans (Blacks) are actually a different subspecies than Europeans.
Don't expect any scientists to admit the obvious implications of their own theory, though, given their pathetic fealty the dominant ideology of our time.
- 20:00 13 August 2012 by Michael Marshall
It was the discovery that challenged what it is to be human. The Neanderthal genome revealed that our extinct cousin's genes live on in many modern humans, implying that the two species interbred. But a controversial new study casts doubt on those claims of interspecies hanky-panky.
In 2010, Svante Pääbo of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and his colleagues sequenced the Neanderthal genome. Their analysis concluded that many modern humans carry a few Neanderthal genes. Only native Africans lack the Neanderthal genes, because Neanderthals did not live in Africa.
Right from the start, there was a problem. Neanderthals and modern humans ultimately evolved from the same ancestral population, so any genes shared by the two species might simply have been inherited from this common ancestor.
"We were very upfront in our papers that this was a possibility," says Pääbo's colleague David Reich of the Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Andrea Manica and Anders Eriksson at the University of Cambridge have now built a model to demonstrate a non-interbreeding explanation for the 2010 result.
They began with an ancestral hominin population throughout Africa and Europe. Because of their regional proximity, the hominins in Europe had more genes in common with those of northern Africa than those of southern Africa.
Africa and Europe then became genetically isolated from one another, perhaps triggered by changing climates, says Manica. This allowed the Europeans to evolve into Neanderthals and the Africans to evolve into modern humans. Crucially, though, the modern humans in northern Africa retained genetic similarities with Neanderthals that the southern Africans lacked. Northern Africans ultimately moved into Europe – but they didn't need to interbreed with Neanderthals to share some genes in common with them (see diagram).