Four Percenters Unite!: Study says some humans are four percent caveman

Hey, I’m not making this stuff up.

We have met Neanderthals, and they are us – or about 1 to 4 percent of each of us.

That is one implication of a four-year effort to sequence the Neanderthal genome – essentially setting out in order some 3 billion combinations of four key molecules that together represent the Neanderthals’ genetic blueprint. (Full story…)

Interesting. So, if some folks have more Neanderthal slouching around their genome than others, who might these four percenters be? I have theories.

I’m pretty sure there are more. But hey, it’s the 21st Century and we believe in diversity, so all you 4%ers out there, be proud of who you are, okay?

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  1. Well you at least add the ‘rogue’ into S&R today. The article you link to actually recognizes the ‘exploration of human uniqueness’ which I am sure is your intention here, even while making fun of the dead.

    • Nobody here would ever argue that Bonesparkle is a good human being. Very few, in fact, would argue that he’s human at all.

  2. I agree. We shouldn’t make fun of the dead. Because sometimes those bitches suddenly revive and start throwing crack pipes and stiletto heels at you.

  3. Just thought I’d point out that only those of non-African descent are believed to be in that 1-4 percent range, so some people on that photo gallery may not belong there, scientifically speaking at least. I’ll let you get back to mocking Ubertramp.

    • I’m pretty sure some of those who are of African descent are part white. So maybe their white ancestors were four percenters?