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Science Headlines Confirm “Dupability” Factor Among Certain Popultions

April 14, 2014

Of all the things that make my Lil Dog spin round and round cats and kittens one of the most frustrating is the following…

Study Confirms that Neanderthals and Humans Got It On.

Artwork Confirms Aliens and Cavemen Interacted

Artwork Confirms Aliens and Cavemen Interacted

No it’s not the fact that Humans n Neanderthals (may have) “got it on” as the headline suggests…

No it’s the headline itself that drives me crazy.

It’s one example of perhaps hundreds we’re subjected to every month

This is a common, way too common, annoying me out of my Lil Dog mind common news tactic.

For ratings (or worse) News often features sketchy science stories from scientists or companies with an agenda.

What am I talkin about…well lets look at the story itself.

Now, a pair of European scientists say that they have confirmed the human-Neanderthal reproduction hypothesis using statistical modeling — and these results, the researchers add, should go a long way to change the way we think of other human-like species.

Okay well here we can see that again the writer of the story uses the word “confirmed”, suggesting absolute correctness, but jes a few words later we encounter the troubling phrase “statistical modeling”.  Of course we can’t automatically discount the research, but S.M. research is notoriously easy to “build to order”.

“We did a bunch of math to compute the likelihood of two different scenarios,” says Laurent Frantz, study co-author and evolutionary biologist at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. “Our analysis shows that a model that involves interbreeding is much more likely than a model where there was sustained substructure in Africa.” The scientist cautions that sustained substructure might still have occurred, “but it cannot be used to explain the genetic similarities” all on its own.

And of course here’s where we get to what I want to talk about (and have talked about in numerous other posts).

If the headline had read…Study Suggests it was Much More Likely that Neanderthals and Humans Got It On…I wouldn’t be writing about it right now. But this purposeful misleading is happening more and more often and usually with a specific social agenda involved

Ya see I get to hear people use these Science News Reports where the possible breakthroughs have been reported and now repeated as fact (Women handling more pain than men, Global Warming, Home ownership = Responsible citizenry etc etc) in daily conversations, arguments and blogs.

And have very little luck trying to explain that what was reported is not, or may not be actual scientific fact at this point.

But why yer askin?

Why would scientists lie?

Scientist of course are harmless nerds dedicating their lives to help humanity, selfless and above petty things like politics, social ideology or greed…oh it is to laugh.

Let’s go again to our article and see if there are any clues.

This party needs some Neanderthal Babes!

“Know what this party needs?” ” Yea, some Neanderthal Babes, Bro!”

“Some think that we outcompeted [other hominins](sic)or that they were killed by humans, but now we can see that it’s not that simple.” In all likelihood, some Neanderthals were recruited into certain human populations, he says, and shared in their daily lives. So thinking of humanity solely in terms of a struggle to destroy all that differs from our species is, at least partially, incorrect. ” Frantz says.

Ahh…I see…it all comes clear now…Lolarious.

The first two words I bolded point out the suggestive words. He doesn’t say absolutely beyond all reasonable doubt,  with scientific certainty he use the word likelihood instead. He doesn’t point to specific and documented populations, jes suggests that there must have been certain populations.

The highlighted red sentence of course is where we get to the nut of it. The studies authors and the article writer both have an underlying agenda, something they want to prove and announce to the world, mankind is meant to be universally co-operative and peaceful.

Now I’m not saying this Human/Neanderthal theory is wrong, I personally am a supporter of this theory, it’s jes and again, the headline…

When you read the whole article, it almost always reveals the true story.

But in certain populations, that might be askin too much.

 

 

 

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