[ExI] Neanderthals weren't exterminated - they were assimilated

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Mon May 5 12:42:36 UTC 2014

On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 11:58 AM, Anders Sandberg wrote:
> Of course, brain size isn't everything. Here is an interesting interview
> with some hot-off-the-presses neuroscience about neuron numbers and how they
> relate to brain scaling:
> http://intelligence.org/2014/04/22/suzana-herculano-houzel/

True. I have heard rumours that a sperm whale has a larger brain than me!
(Hard to believe, I know).  :)

And considering how intelligent crows and parrots are with really tiny
brains, then size is not the major comparison factor. But when
discussing very similar species which can interbreed, I think it is
worth noting that one species had a larger brain size.


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