‘Evidence has been piling up for a while that early humans in Europe had children with the Neanderthals who had been living there for probably 500 thousand years before humans arrived. Very few Neanderthal genes are left in humans today, so what difference does it make? A lot, both genetically and philosophically.’ (IO9).
An evocative and well-crafted portrait of one of my favorite writers, Peter Mattheissen, who is soon to take his leave of us. (NYTimes Magazine).