Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Please...

...stop insulting people by calling them Neanderthals.

We don't really know how Neanderthals lived, but we do know:

They took care of disabled members of their community, allowing individuals with profound handicaps such as congenital deafness to survive and thrive.

They invented glue and used it to make weapons.

They may have built boats - we aren't sure on this one.

They had childhoods as long as ours - possibly even slightly longer.

Regardless of what may have happened to them, I suspect they were as human as we are. So, not a legitimate insult (I prefer "pre-hominid" myself :P).