The Guardian timidly tries to conjure the outlines of more than 150 years of overt deception in anthropology.
The reason this "science" was revealed to be childish junk is the internet. Once the internet was widely available and the facts got distributed to a much larger audience than the official priesthood of academia, better minds than the sorts of people who cluster in universities to escape the real world were exposed as too slow-witted to be handling these fossils and dribbling out the evidence at a glacial pace.
When people were able to see, read and experience the facts directly instead of through press releases rewritten by journalists who were listening on a phone to academics it was obvious this "science" was no such thing.
Once you understand just how long they have been getting away with concealing these ideas, you start to lose your faith in the "march of knowledge." Sometimes it doesn't just stand still - it moves backwards.
The internet is possibly one of the best and the worst things that has ever happened to mankind in terms of throwing open the gate of truth to everyone.
They are starting to come around but they can't stop using those ridiculous pictures to portray them, which are nothing what Neanderthals looked like.
This is a Neanderthal prisoner being transferred from the Axis to the Allied side. His arm is broken because Adolf Hitler told his staff that if it looked like there were any possibility of any of their Neanderthals being captured by the opposing Sapiens army they were to be killed. The Nazi was only successful at breaking his arm before he escaped. Von Braun was "free" for almost a day or two before he was transferred to his new masters at Nasa, who needed him to work on ICBMs to kill Russians instead of V2s for Englishmen. For the next ten years, Von Braun could not go to the bathroom without a handler and even appeared in public with a military escort. Does this sound like a man who was ever "free" no matter who he was serving at any given moment? This is not the destiny his mother had planned for him but it is the one he was born into. For thirty thousand years these people have been chained to posts making weapons for Homo Sapiens. The axes have gotten bigger over the years and are now rocket propelled but the basic roles remain the same. When you need good quality weapons to kill people with you get the Neanderthal caste to make them for you. Everyone knows Sapiens loves to fight but was never much good at it.