If we managed to clone neanderthals and effectively resurrect their species, do you think they would deserve rights? Would/should they be allowed to integrate with modern humans? Could you ever consider a neanderthal your equal?
All modern humans are descended from African Homo Sapiens, while Homo Neanderthalis evolved independently in Eurasia.
Under the One Drop Principle, Neanderthals were the only real white people in existence.
Considering that we barely know anything about them and how they could possible integrate in modern society, that's unanswerable. All we know is that we had sex and children with them and some of their genes persist in us.
But we know they could make musical instruments, cared for their sick, buried their dead, lived in complex social groups and basically did everything that homo sapiens was doing at the time
I think it's fair to say they were at least at a similar level of intelligence
>They're a human subspecies after all.
actually *were. a resurrected species would be entirely contingent on humanity and owe us everything so far as their existence is concerned.
they'd have the rights as to what they are: playthings, much like the uncontacted tribes of South America who literally live out the stone age equivalent of shyamalans "village" all for the fact that their survival is contingent on our active avoidance of contacting them.
A lot of that is really arguable. Whether the Neanderthals had or could have reached "behavioral modernity" is unanswerable imo.
And of course a lot of that is also really subjective. The pygmies also do everything you mentioned and they are clearly Homo sapiens but they still can barely operate in modern society. Most of us would argue we still would/should give them full rights due to our contemporary, western attitudes but the contemporary Bantu probably wouldn't agree as much.
Even if they weren't as smart as humans, they should still get full and equal rights. Mentally disabled people are still protected under the law, and as a thinking, reasoning being, so should an neanderthal.
Pygmies are people dude, fully capable of everything any other human group does.
They are only hated because they are traditionally hunters, in Ethiopia our traditional hunters are hated and scorned as well but that's because of farmer bias.
Please keep racist posts on /b/
You should know, one from neanderthals is work as deputy in Russia.
Since humans can cross-breed with them, it's safer just to give them the same rights to avoid going down the "what percentage must you be to be considered human".
Not to mention that Orientals and Europeans already have Neanderthal DNA
We could probably only breed with them with a lot of difficulty, like tigers and lions, or donkeys and horses.
Apparently only male neanderthal and female sapiens couples passed their genes on to us.
>Considering that we barely know anything about them and how they could possible integrate in modern society, that's unanswerable. All we know is that we had sex and children with them and some of their genes persist in us.
Depends. If they can learn language and ask for rights then they should be given them. If they can't they can live in Siberia or somewhere and hunt mammoth clones to entertain Ice age safari tourists.