As most of us will know, in order to cultivate and domesticate a wild plant means cross-breeding which of course means human intervention. Now we are
able to synthesise and genetically modify plants easily but 10,000 or more years ago this wasn't possible. In order that grains could be eaten by
humans, most had to undergo at least 14 genetic modifications including those mentioned above. So how is it possible that 10,000 yr old man could
possibly know how to modify plants sufficiently to be consumed by humans or even know they could
be modified? The leap from neolithic caveman
to genetic scientist is mind boggling, unless of course they had help in some way from someone?
Botanists cling fervently to their theory that all this happened naturally and that a mere 15000yrs ago continued cultivation of crops (crops we
couldn't eat) lead to such genetic modifications but one has to ask, why would humans cultivate inedible crops in the first place, bearing in mind
that any natural modifications would take thousands of years to come to fruition?
The ancient neolithic humans were classed as hunter-gatherers. They lived on leafy greens and meat. With over 200,000 species of plant available, how
did they know which few to cultivate into edible crops? We should also take into account that despite the sheer number of plants available, they chose
just 4 0.01% of the available plants to domesticate without any knowledge of genetic engineering plant husbandry botany and the necessary tools to
accomplish this feat.
The four main staple crops in the Fertile Crescent were Emmer Wheat, Barley Maize & Rice. These ancient crops bear little resemblance to the modern
crops we now enjoy, most noticeably in their chromosome make up which for example, in modern wheat is now 42 pairs as opposed to the original 28 pairs
which has lead to the alteration of the gluten within wheat and the cause of modern coeliac disease and gluten intolerance. We humans are still unable
to digest raw seeds & grains which has lead to some scientists stating that we were never meant to eat such things in the first place but it hasn't
stopped botanists and other scientists from stating as fact that we went from gathering seeds to eat to planting them for absolutely no discernible
reason, particularly odd if you consider that we couldn't digest most ancient seeds in the first place.
It is not a leap to say that agriculture with these 4 staples changed civilisation and the way people lived. New techniques for threshing milling and
cooking had to be invented, diets changed and jobs changed with the gatherers becoming farmers. This lead to the settling of nomadic tribes and the
formation of towns and cities. Although much evidence exists for this agricultural phenomenom in the Fertile Crescent 15,000 yrs ago, it is theorised
that the origins of wheat can be traced back 75,000 yrs which again leads to the question of how or who decided this would be a human staple even
though we cannot eat it in its present state? 75,000 yrs is possibly an adequate time for the modifications necessary to enable digestion of these
grains, which again leads us to wonder who in such ancient times could possibly have had the appropriate knowledge to a) forsee the possibilities of
these 4 plants in the distant future and b) how they were modified. Scientist state that "modern wheat was created by crossing various wild grasses in
particular goat grass" but fail to say just how this cross-breeding was achieved by what was then basically cavemen
Whilst this may seem irrelevant or frivolous to some readers, the basic flaws missing links and misinformation has been the basis of our belief that
agriculture was the only basis of modern day civilisations, and gives us a timeline for the emergence of such civilisations and human advancements.
However, because of the missing information, it is clear that humans were at some point in the last 75000 yrs more advanced that we have been lead to
believe, or was it a case of divine intervention? Intelligent design? Or even assistance from "others"?
The supposition that all these genetic manipulations were just natural phenomenon stretches belief in the timescales quoted, but if that is dismissed
then it also brings up the possibility that our ancient ancestors were far more advanced than we have been told and far from being the simple stupid
cavemen, were in fact capable of great feats of minute genetic manipulations and intricate cross-breeding of both animals and plants. The long held
image of neanderthal stone age & neolithic man should be revisited without the influences of religious beliefs