The Week contest: Think Neanderthal
This week's question: A new study suggests that the Neanderthal DNA that still lurks in many of our bodies — the result of ancient hook-ups between our ancestors and Homo neanderthalensis — could help humans fight off deadly infections. If scientists were to write a self-help book on the benefits of embracing your inner Neanderthal, what title could they give it?
THE WINNER: "The Power of Primitive Thinking"
Michael Rouse, Troy, Michigan
SECOND PLACE: "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Hominids"
Ivan Kershner, Salem, South Carolina
THIRD PLACE: "Success: Get It Through Your Thick Skull"
Tim Mistele, Coral Gables, Florida
"The Power of Low Brow"
Christopher Leggette, Robbinsville, New Jersey
"Paleo Productivity: Getting Things Masto-done"
Corey French, Carmel, Indiana
"Meat, Cave, Club"
Jennifer Kitchin, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
"I'm Ook, You're Ook"
Stephen Kolb Gilliland, Casselberry, Florida
"Awaken the Hairy Giant Within"
Jim Daly, Thousand Oaks, California
"Who Moved My Club?"
Ken Liebman, Williston, Vermont
"Knuckle Down and Thrive"
Tom Brown, Aberdeen, Washington
"Me Think, Me Pray, Me Love"
Dashiell Shapiro, Berkeley, California
"Your Missing Link to Glowing Health"
Norm Carrier, Flat Rock, North Carolina
"The Joys of Caving in to the Caveman"
Ken Kellam III, Dallas
Dick LaVine, New York City
"50 Shades of Grunt"
Barbara James, Bedford, Massachusetts