Have you ever wondered?

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Have you ever wondered?

Postby circumspice » Tue May 29, 2018 12:06 pm

Have you ever wondered if some folk tales are part of an oral tradition about ancient hominids that survived for at least a short time after contact with HSS? Tales of ogres, trolls, golems, yetis, etc seem to be almost universal. We know we had close enough contact to breed with at least two other species of archaic Homo. Maybe those old folk tales are a garbled record of that contact.
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Re: Have you ever wondered?

Postby kbs2244 » Tue May 29, 2018 12:24 pm

Short answer is "Yes"

And not just hominids, but other vary common oral history subjects.
The flood, E.P.s impact stories, etc.

As the common saying goes,
"Where there is smoke, there is fire."
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Re: Have you ever wondered?

Postby Simon21 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:21 pm

kbs2244 wrote:Short answer is "Yes"

And not just hominids, but other vary common oral history subjects.
The flood, E.P.s impact stories, etc.

As the common saying goes,
"Where there is smoke, there is fire."


Yes and that is all it is. Legends are legends end of. There was a view some time ago that "goblins" were originally children who suffer from Progeria, or Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS), a god-awful condition. It is just speculation
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Re: Have you ever wondered?

Postby kbs2244 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:54 pm

You threw a question out there and I answered it.

But since you bring up medicine, it's history is full of "old wives tales" being proven true.
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