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Ancient Humans Had Sex with Mystery Relatives, Study Suggests
A new, improved sequencing of ancient human relative genomes reveals that Homo sapiens didn't only have sex with Neanderthals and a little-understood line of humans called Denisovans. A fourth, mystery lineage of humans was in the mix, too.
As reported by the news arm of the journal Nature, new genetic evidence suggests that several hominids — human relatives closer than humans' current living cousin, the chimpanzee — interbred more than 30,000 years ago. This group of kissing cousins included an unknown human ancestor not yet revealed by the ancient DNA record.
Here we go.
The mystery continues. I've always said that the human family tree actually resembles a gnarled angry bush. So, we have this 'Missing link' I wonder what this will look like and where did they splice into the line?
"It's implied it could be something like Homo erectus or similar," said Carles Lalueza-Fox, a paleogenomics researcher at Pompeu Fabra University in Spain
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I don't think the PTB are capable of telling the truth. We'll never know.
OMG you're reading it right here for crying out loud. Do you think it's a secret that the OP uncovered in some back room filing cabinet wbere he had to sneak in in the dead of night wearing black and climbing a rope down from a a secret rooftop entry ?. Are there secret agents following OP around to try and keep him from revealing this truth to us. If it was a big secret we would not be reading it on ATS in spite of the name of the site.
There are probably plenty more ''mystery'' ancestors or DNA contributors to human lineage.
It is a tad annoying that media depicts science as only being that which is currently known, when in reality, known science is probably only a very small percentage of the entire reality of everything, if that.
Once you go Denisovan you never go back.
No one is resting on their laurels saying there now we know it all.
When you clean your house you are probably vacuuming up space dust. Not kidding. It is the same dust that was once part of comets and asteroids. You see that dust in the faint glow it helps create before sunrise and after sunset. As much as 40,000 tons of space dust arrives on Earth every year.
Organic matter – chemical compounds containing carbon-hydrogen bonds – is actually ubiquitous throughout the universe. One of the big questions is whether organic compounds can be delivered to planets to form the basis for life. We are still not sure how life started on Earth. If this did happen, comets and asteroids are good candidates as a transport vehicle.
Comet 67/P might also shed light on the suggested links between comets and the oceans and life on Earth. Comets contain water and organic material, carbon compounds which are the building blocks of life; and, during Nasa’s Stardust mission, comet Wild 2 was found to contain the amino acid glycine. Scientists recently discovered that amino acids could survive the intense heat of a collision.
“There is a lot of support for the idea that comets may have brought many of the precursor elements such as oxygen and carbon to the surface of the Earth, possibly even large molecules,” says Fitzsimmons. “But there is zero evidence for life originating from comets.” Despite this majority view, some scientists insist that comets can contain chemicals far more complex than amino acids – possibly even viruses.
The ancients say that the "Gods" (Extraterrestrials) came down and had intercourse with the Earthlings (Ape-like creatures) and that this was their downfall. We are the product of ancient sexual deviancy.