We were taught at school: Pithecanthropus descended from a monkey, from him – Neanderthal, from Neanderthal – Cro-Magnon, and already from him – Homo sapiens.
Official science adhered to this theory for a very long time, despite numerous inconsistencies and inexplicable facts. The religious version of the appearance of people sounds shorter and even more vague: the first man came from a certain deity, and from him all other peoples and races. How was it really, and who were the first people to be on planet Earth?
Pithecanthropus vs Neanderthals
Despite some external similarities, neither the Pithecanthropus nor their Neanderthal descendants were our ancestors. According to genetics, the direct ancestors of modern people – the Cro-Magnons – came from Africa. Leading anthropologists in Europe and America have come to the conclusion that, if a common ancestor existed, the genetic divergence between Cro-Magnons and Neanderthals occurred about 500,000 years ago. And so, there is a high probability that these are two different types of ancient people who coexisted side by side for many thousands of years. To get the latest stories, install our app here.
Not to say peacefully: Jean-Jacques Hublen, a professor at the University of Bordeaux, is sure that they were at enmity with each other. Very often, gnawed Cro-Magnon bones are found at Neanderthal sites, and eaten Neanderthals are found at Cro-Magnon sites. But geneticists have also found evidence of interbreeding between Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons. A similar fact also indicates that these different peoples lived on Earth in the same period of time. And therefore, they are not consecutive links of evolution from apes to humans.
We are not monkeys – period!
In general, the evolutionary chain cannot boast of its integrity. Thus, a transitional evolutionary link from the most developed primate to the most primitive man has not yet been found. It seems that it simply does not exist in nature. We have nothing in common with monkeys. A person, for example, cannot transplant the organs and tissues of a monkey. But, if we come from them, compatibility would be almost 100%. Meanwhile, in terms of tissue compatibility, the closest thing to Homo sapiens is … a pig! This does not prove that we are descended from a pig, but certainly not from a monkey – for sure.
The force of gravity
Furthermore! Almost all terrestrial mammals comparable to humans in size and weight, especially primates, run much faster than us. They easily jump to a height that is unattainable for a person and easily jump from a height that is traumatic for them. What does it say? That terrestrial animals are better adapted to the Earth’s gravity than Homo sapiens. And if we add to the above that a person is the only creature on the planet that suffers from osteochondrosis, then the conclusion suggests itself: the human skeleton and muscles are designed for a weaker gravity than on Earth. For example, on the Martian, which is 2.63 times smaller than the Earth. Our circulatory and excretory systems are also designed for weaker gravity.
When the body is in an upright position for a long time, these systems begin to fail, which is expressed in the stagnation of blood, lymph, and fluid in the lower parts of the body. By the way, Neanderthals were slightly shorter than Homo sapiens, but they had strong bones and well-developed muscles, which made them more adapted to Earth’s gravity.
At the same time, in terms of brain size, they even surpassed modern people, they had developed speech and abstract thinking. And since we are talking about health, it is worth noting: Neanderthals were unfamiliar with many hereditary diseases of Homo sapiens: autism, Alzheimer’s disease, Down syndrome, schizophrenia. On Earth, these pathologies are found only in humans. It looks like we got them from somewhere.
Most newborn children in the first months of life have such a neurological symptom as hypertonicity. It appears as a result of squeezing, traumatizing the structures of the baby’s brain at the time the baby’s head passes through the birth canal. The reason for this is the discrepancy between the diameter of the newborn’s head and the diameter of the birth canal. Modern medicine considers hypertonicity, and hence the compression of the brain, a variant of the norm. However, in children born by cesarean section, there is no such brain injury, and, as a result, there is no hypertonicity.
Long-term observations show that “caesarites” develop better, learn more easily, suffer much less from headaches and other brain pathologies in adulthood. In addition, the discrepancy between the diameter of the baby’s head and the diameter of the birth canal leads to the fact that childbirth in women is extremely painful and traumatic – both for the mother and for the child. However, in other mammals on our planet, childbirth is a normal physiological process, not associated with pain or harm to the health of the female or cub.
The reason for this is that in almost all terrestrial viviparous, the diameter of the head of a newborn cub ideally matches the diameter of the female birth canal, which was the result, apparently, of a long and gradual evolutionary process.
But, of course, there are exceptions – these are the types of animals that appeared as a result of human selection work. For example, in almost all dogs of decorative breeds, childbirth is difficult, with complications, and some puppies die, despite veterinary care. But exceptions only confirm the general rule.
The true homeland of mankind
If we summarize the above facts, we can conclude that the Earth is not the home of Homo sapiens. One gets the impression that our ancestors appeared and developed on another planet, with less gravity. And they had a smaller brain volume, which, apparently, was quite enough for them. But for some reason, they were moved to Earth, where, however, the indigenous inhabitants, the Neanderthals, already dominated
Obviously, in order to increase the competitiveness of our ancestors, the brain was artificially enlarged, and certain technological knowledge was given. And unknown benefactors achieved the desired result: Neanderthals died out, Homo sapiens took root on this planet, and believed in the theory that they are the original inhabitants of the Earth. But now, more and more scientific minds call Mars the real homeland of mankind. Of course, to confirm or disprove this hypothesis, we will be able only when a man sets foot on this mysterious planet.
If we are not descendants of Pithecanthropes and Neanderthals, then who are our ancestors? From whom did the Cro-Magnons originate, and how did they get to the African continent in ancient times? So far, there are no direct and reliable answers to these questions. But there is a sufficient number of seemingly disparate facts that allow us to look at the origin of Homo sapiens from an unusual point of view. To get the latest stories, install our app here.