They claim that the human genome project examining our human DNA is completed. However, it may take a while for the smoke to clear. Or, as some conspiracy theorists suggest, “for the evidence to be hidden”.
Is there any evidence that detailed knowledge of DNA has existed from ancient times? Was the ape-human missing link actually a lab rat known today as Adam? DNA was supposedly discovered when I was in my teens.
Coincidentally, that was also the time of my life that I discovered the Ancient Alien theory.
The Ancient Alien Theory was written about by Erich von Daniken in his book “Chariots of the Gods?“. His hypothesis goes that some of the strange mysteries of the human race can be explained by the appearance of space-faring people from somewhere outside of Earth.
My interest on the subject was enhanced when I discovered the book “The 12th Planet” by Zechariah Sitchin and I was forced to wonder whether or not this theory is plausible.
Many years have passed. I joined and left many different religions in the hopes that I could find some tangible proof of God. However, my interest in knowing the truth of human origins has not been discouraged, but rather encouraged by the study of the bible and other ancient religious writings. I am still convinced that the answer may be contained there.
Those writings are an incomplete view of the truth, but science is quickly filling in the gaps left by the dogma. Nothing is proven according to science because AA theory remains just a theory. Is the truth about mankind hidden in our legends and religious writings?
There are some few genes in our DNA code that don’t appear in anything else on the planet. One report says 223 genes are not found in any other beings on the planet. To be fair, one of the solutions presented are that we may have had our DNA changed by a bacterial infection. However, not all of the discrepancies are present in bacteria. Their presence in our genome is explained away by symbiotic lateral transfer from the bacteria within our bodies. But that doesn’t account for all of them.
If those remaining genes did not evolve on earth, how did they get into us?
The implications are that evolution is only partly responsible for our apparent intelligence and domination of this little rock. Another theory presented by the Intelligent Design crowd is that “God” created us by continually tinkering and modifying our genes.
I have a problem with both assumptions-If bacterial infection could change our genetic structure, then we could not possibly be safe from these changes repeatedly over short periods of time. We would all be mutants, hardly similar to our own family members.
Who is God Really?
On the other hand, if an omnipotent “God” created us, there would be no need to “modify” anything earthly to perform the feat.
In this case, does the word God still deserve to be capitalized? Genetic tinkering is no longer beyond the comprehension of humans.
Is there any natural way that we could have received these genes? How about a method that doesn’t depend on either horizontal gene transfer or god?
What if god used DNA technology that is clearly possible (because we have indeed figured it out). Does that make him less of a god? In fact, now humans have created the ability to use computer-enhanced analytics and even a tool for the editing of DNA called CRISPR, that once modified, can be inserted into a virus and used to modify the DNA of anyone on-demand.
To that end, I think it is no accident that the ancient symbol of the medical profession is the rod of Asclepius, which is strangely reminiscent of an only recently discovered strand of DNA. According to Wikipedia:
Hygieia (“Hygiene”, the goddess/personification of health, cleanliness, and sanitation), Iaso (the goddess of recuperation from illness), Aceso (the goddess of the healing process), Aglæa/Ægle (the goddess of beauty, splendor, glory, magnificence, and adornment), and Panacea (the goddess of universal remedy).”
It is also no accident that the human race was also subjected to numerous genetic bottlenecks. This evidence looks suspiciously like a DNA-enhanced breeding program.
What is a Genetic Bottleneck?
A genetic bottleneck is where a significant population of a species of animals is killed or otherwise prevented from reproducing. This reduces the genetic diversity of the species overall from that point onward. Even if the numbers bounce back, we can show evidence of the past bottleneck by the lack of significant variation in size, structure, or coloring.
A very good example is that of the cheetah, whose current population shows so little genetic variation that not only are they almost exactly alike, their reproduction capacity is diminished; reducing their population in the long run, and as a result they suffer from all of the same conditions and diseases which have contributed to the result that the Cheetah becomes an endangered species.
Inbreeding is another possible explanation for this, but in that case, it is essentially a “breeding” program forced by family rules and justifications. In the example of royalty throughout the ages, it is a phenomenon that is kept from the common people, which makes this sort of thing easier to track separately.
According to historical accounts, the biblical warlord Nimrod, who was said to be fathered by a god, kept Cheetahs as hunting pets, like Falcons and Dogs. Indeed, the Cheetah has an uncanny resemblance to a Dog. Were the first Cheetahs crossbred with Dogs?
The population of humans is now increasing. However, there is evidence suggesting that the human population underwent one or more bottlenecks before and after 200,000 years ago because our overall genetic diversity is relatively low for the population size. Now that our population is increased and we can travel freely to every part of the globe, we can expect our genetic diversity to increase further.
Comparing Human DNA to Apes
A study, by Tomàs Marquès Bonet, who is a researcher at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Barcelona, and Evan Eichler, of Washington University in Seattle WA, focused on including the greatest genetic diversity of wild specimens possible. They concluded that the great apes such as chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans form the closest group of living species to humans. We share a common ancestor who lived approximately 14-16 million years ago, and they concentrated on chimpanzees because we share a far more recent predecessor with them from six million years ago.
Compared to the genome of most of the great apes, human genomes show a greatly reduced variety. Few species of apes display such low levels.
“This reduction in genetic diversity is normally the result of a process known as “population bottleneck“, characterized by a drastic decrease in the number of individuals in the population”, Javier Prado-Martínez, doctoral student at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology and one of the co-authors of the study suggested.
What they found surprised them:
“What is surprising is the intensity of this bottleneck in human beings compared to most great apes. The genomes of a pair of orangutans, for example, differ in more than in more than 2 of every 1,000 base pairs, compared to 1 in every 1,000 base pairs between two humans”.
According to Wikipedia, humans are only 0.5% different than any other humans, while chimpanzees are 2.7% different from one another. Homo sapiens evolved into modern humans solely in Africa, 200,000 to 100,000 years ago. Around that time, one African subpopulation of hominins among several became the ancestors of all human beings today.
Despite the fact that when humans came out of Africa, they are only a fraction of a percent different than those who stayed. You have to ask why no more than that? Could the difference be attributed to Neanderthal genes added in while they were gone?
Were Humans Modified?
Both the missing link and the genetic bottleneck, combined with the discovery of sequences in the human genome that have no origin anywhere on Earth, and collaboration of mankind’s formation by the gods told by nearly every religion and many legends, give circumstantial evidence that our DNA was manipulated during this time by the gods of old. For example:
- Why do we have so little hair on our bodies compared to all other great apes to which we are very closely related?
- Our circadian rhythms are set for a 25 hr day, unlike every other animal on Earth.
- We have so may allergies and diseases that are unknown to primates.
- Some humans actually have no resistance to the strength of our own sun.
- How can we have exactly the same mental capacity today as we did 30,000 years ago, but have only decided to use it for something other than food gathering over the last 4,000 years?
Why did the hardier, stronger Neanderthal man go extinct while modern man flourished at a time when no other species were going extinct? If humans evolved entirely without help from some more technological civilization, then why are we out of sync with the rest of the planet in so many ways?
These questions remain unanswered by our current system of science. What do you think?