The Colbert show tonight was all about traces of the Neanderthal lineage among us. In a derisory tone. And we have this:
Background: It seems that I have an exceptionally high proportion of Neanderthal genes in my DNA. So, watch your goddamned casual slurs, or I'll come for you with my club. And in the meantime, check out this post on Discover's site, which challenges claims from an archaeologist I previously quoted here.
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James Fallows is a staff writer for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Carter's chief speechwriter. He and his wife, Deborah Fallows, are the authors of the new book Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America, which has been a New York Times best seller and is the basis of a forthcoming HBO documentary.