posted on Oct, 30 2016 @ 01:40 PM
originally posted by: AgarthaSeed
a reply to: projectvxn
Who's to say they evolved here from hominids at all?
What if their origins are extraterrestrial? What if Denisovans or Neanderthals are as well?
There's too many holes in evolution to exclude a theory of extraterrestrial origins.
No, there aren't. They're all hominins (hominids). With every discovery this become more clear. The interesting thing is, prior to DNA testing we had
only bones and still did a pretty good job of establishing relationships. And when DNA came into the picture, it confirmed everything that had been
done with bones. DNA nailed it, as it were. There is no credible extraterrestrial hypothesis out there. It amounts to fanciful speculation by the
As to these "different species" of hominim, they amount to sub-species. Why? Because they could all inter-breed. You and I are likely about 2%
Neanderthal, about 4% Denisovan. That's an average. And it's not really surprising that ancient man was evolving into separate species back then.
There was no or little interaction between sub groups, and when that happens sub groups begin to evolve separately. But as long as they can continue
to inter-breed, they are more or less the same kind of guys. If you sat across from them on the subway, you couldn't tell the difference. Indeed, even
Homo erectus would fit into the modern variations. Indeed, Neanderthal had slightly bigger brains than us (perhaps a variation due to statistics--not
enough samples) By definition this new species hidden on the DNA could inter breed. Otherwise they wouldn't have found it.
The evolution of Homo sapiens may be more complicated than we envisioned in 1900. But the picture of evolution has never been clearer. The combination
of archeology and DNA has 'sealed the deal' and no space aliens are required to finish this picture. We evolved here on Earth. Homo sapiens sapiens is
the current and only survivor of this process. We're still evolving, and we may be different 100,000 years from now, but we'll still be here
regardless, come hell, high water, or comets.
edit on 10/30/2016 by schuyler because: (no reason given)