I got a ton of angry, crazy responses in the comments about my last post.
Expected. I could see all that coming.
If humans were thinking animals, I'd be less interested in who said it than what they said. I'd be all over the internet verifying my own fantastic, incredible claims.
How much of all that were you previously familiar with? Think about what I wrote just now.
1. For over 100 years, Neanderthal skulls have been deliberately reconstructed with a pronounced fraud, always making sure the brow comes out and the chin sits back. The resulting skull has been found to be repeatedly modified with putty to cover the seams. The traditional model of the Neanderthal skull is a colossal hoax built out of bone chips. The facts were altered to fit the evolutionary school that had already portrayed the ascent of man. People got away with this for more than a century before they got caught. In some cases they simply presented skulls of Australopithecus and labeled them Neanderthal.
2. Neanderthal "skeleton" models have been constructed from big crates of fossil bones as a hodgepodge of assorted parts which in many cases contained bones of apes and orangutangs to assure the skeleton they created were of the right heighth and appearance. Where necessary, short leg bones were inserted from gorillas to make certain the Neanderthals came out shorter than modern humans. This was done not just once but at several dozen museums all over the world and "peer review" never caught it until very recently. Even then, not widely publicized. The skeletons of Neanderthals were until the past decade or so, three-quarters hoax to support a certain agenda. Piltdown man was not an isolated exception. Piltdown man was simply an instance where the people involved got caught.
3. Despite Neanderthal digs producing evidence of textiles, jewelry, fishing tackle, complex edged weapons, richly colored paints, rope, clothing, animal harnesses, the wheel, bow and arrows, canoes and kites since the earliest digs in the Neander Valley, they've been telling you this creature was not even human for over a century. You've been buying it, too. "Peer review" only caught it very recently and only then because instead of "experts," some "amateurs" looked into the matter.
4. Despite Neanderthal villages showing evidence of extremely elaborate funerals, burial rites, folk art, dancing and beautiful perspective artwork on cave walls and floors at least 100,000 years ago ... they told you this creature was a cannibal brute who did not even possess the power of speech. You been buying that for over a century. Homo Sapiens calls it edjumafacashun.
5. Knowing full well that Neanderthal brains were 40% larger than those of modern people and that their frontal lobes in particular (often called the "seat of civilization") were extremely well developed and larger than those of modern humans, they told you these cannibal ape men did not have real societies and no language for communication. More of your edjumafacashun.
6. Being aware that Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens had overlapped at least for six thousand years on roughly the same territorial land mass in Europe, they told you that the two races did not interbreed and if they did it approached bestiality ... after all, the Neanderthals were a short, brutish race of apes without chins.
Knowing that everything you have ever been told about human history over the past million years has turned out to be a complete lie, your main concern is that Tex may be claiming to be something out of the ordinary. That's the least important part of this story. If it were me, I could care less if the author added that as an addendum to that information.
If Homo Sapiens could think or learn, it would be impossible for people to cultivate these kinds of falsehoods and appalling hoaxes. Impossible. The only explanation is that Homo Sapiens is a biological thespian who can only imitate the semblance of thinking. What do you expect, he's only been around for a little over 30,000 years. Neanderthals dominated Europe for nearly a half a million years. Homo Sapiens has yet to demonstrate they can maintain a stable civilization for much over 200 years. If Neanderthal had displayed this kind of wild, whacky flakiness he would not have lasted a week during several successive Ice Ages.