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    DBunn, weck, Aunt Pat, fugwb

    Theres something fundamentally different about us.
    There were other sort-of-people who were around for hundreds of thousands of years and had  crude tools, but never changed, so far as is known, in a hundred centuries.
    For a group of humans not to develop or change at all, culturally, in that time is inconceivable.
    Some of them looked a lot like us, more than Neanderthals did. But they werent like us. They had  no art and made tools the way birds build nests. Noone is surprised birds dont learn to build nests out of bricks or steel with rivets over the centuries. They were the same way,

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