from the new-yorker-redrawing-decades-of-cartoons dept.
ThinkComp writes "In what could possibly be a major blow to a scientific consensus that has held for decades, recent research suggests that the traditional conception of Neanderthals being "stupider" than Homo sapiens may in fact be misleading. As articlesabouttheresearchfindings state, 'early stone tool technologies developed by our species, Homo sapiens, were no more efficient than those used by Neanderthals.' The data used in the study is available on-line along with a visual description of the process used."
A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the
seed from which other committees will bloom.