The biggest problem with the controversial topic of defining Neanderthals as a subspecies or as their own species is that we are working backwards. We already have our conclusions drawn prior to doing the actual experiment.

This causes major biases in the research, leading to faulty and inflated conclusions.


In order to designate a correct hypothesis more research must be done. There is a possibility that we may never know the correct response.

A research team needs to conduct a critical review of the findings to date.


Figure 29: Honesty