This article explores a controversial but scientifically inevitable idea; that we did not naturally evolve from apes. We are instead a hybrid species, created artificially by combining Homo Habilis genes (or a similar species) and another, very different species. This strange but compelling story begins with a science paper…
In 2004, a group of scientists published a paper in the prestigious science journal Cell, entitled Accelerated Evolution of Nervous System Genes in the Origin of Homo sapiens. In the paper, they explain how they studied the differences in the DNA between humans, primates and rodents, all of them mammals but having significantly different behaviour. The authors discovered something they expected, that the genetic changes needed for humans to have their bigger brains, and for those brains to work, required an extensive and specialised set of genetic alterations. Most importantly, we needed to get all those genes at the same time. For example, we might have a gene that makes our brains bigger than other primates, but this gene would have been useless, and actually life-threatening, if we didn’t also have a gene that makes our skulls bigger. We also would have needed genetic changes that create a good enough blood supply to that larger brain. We’d also need genetic changes to make the skull more robust and make our neck muscles and spine handle the greater weight. We’d also need changes that enabled mothers to give birth to such a large-headed baby without suffering devastating child-birth injuries etc etc.
What shocked the scientists is how all of these needed genetic changes were gained by us in a very short time, evolutionary-speaking. To quote from the paper:
“It has long been noted that brains of various extant and extinct primates display remarkable variation in size, organization, and behavioral output (Noback and Montagna, 1970; Armstrong and Falk, 1982; Byrne and Whiten, 1988; Matsuzawa, 2001). This is particularly true for the evolutionary lineage leading from ancestral primates to humans, in which the increase in brain size and complexity was remarkably rapid and persistent throughout the lineage (Jerison, 1973; Walker et al., 1983).” Page 1.
The paper goes on to say:
“It is remarkable that 17 out of the 24 primate-fast outliers [rare or exceptional genetic changes] are linked to the regulation of either brain size or behavior.”
In other words, the authors explained that somehow, through random evolutionary selection, in a very short time, Homo sapiens picked up the entire set of rare and exceptional genetic changes needed to develop a larger brain. It is ridiculously unlikely that this could have occurred naturally. It’s therefore no surprise that the authors of the paper used the word ‘remarkable’ repeatedly in the text. But if it’s statistically almost impossible that we gained these genetic changes naturally, in the time allowed, how did we get our extremely useful and very specialised genetic traits?
￼According to the official line, based on Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, homo sapiens (us) naturally evolved from Homo Erectus about one million years ago. Homo Erectus in turn evolved from Homo Habilis in around a million years. Chimpanzees have a brain capacity of up to 500 cm³. Homo Habilis had a brain capacity of 600 cm³. Homo Erectus had a brain capacity of 850 cm³. Humans have a brain capacity of roughly 1400 cm³. It looks like a reasonable progression. The only problem is, it’s way too fast, especially in the final phase.
It’s important to state, at this point, that the process of evolution through the acquisition of new traits, attained through random genetic changes, is incredibly slow. In order for a creature to pass on a genetic change, it must have that genetic chance, in its sperm or ovum. That’s the only way that the genetic change can be passed to the next generation. That genetic change must change the next generation in a way that doesn’t kill them. It also has to be stable. If those criteria are met, then the next generation can then pass on that genetic change… but it then has to spread through the population, in order for it to be generally established. Keep in mind that this is a single mutation. Many genetic benefits only work if several complementary genes are present. If only one is present, it isn’t an improvement and can actually be a hindrance. Not surprisingly, with such a tenuous and difficult chain of events, it can take an extreme amount of time for any random mutations to alter a species. In other words, if only some of the changes appear for a bigger brain, then the creature dies or is several disabled and no one will want to mate with it.
Probability-wise, there’s no way that we can be walking around with our big brains, two million years after our ancestor Homo Habilis walked around with less than half our brain capacity, just through random mutation. Such a development is as likely as a person inventing the aeroplane because he or she crashed their car, which created a wreck that, by incredible luck, was actually able to fly.
Something very suspicious has therefore occurred in order for Homo sapiens to appear on Earth. Somehow, us big-brained people suddenly appeared. Our big brains were a boon; they meant that we had the ability to make tools, perform complex problem-solving, function in large groups and other very useful skills, but there were downsides. For example, our flashy big brains were extremely dangerous attributes when it comes to childbirth.
Normally, childbirth for nearly all mammals is a straightforward event, with low mortality rates. By comparison, mortality rates for humans is astonishingly high. We aren’t born with adult-sized skulls; babies are born with only a third of their adult brain size, and then rapidly expand them after birth, but they are still dangerously large objects to push through the mother’s cervix and vagina. Internal bleeding, ruptures, death by blood loss, blood poisoning and septicaemia have been historically rife when women gave birth. Species that have evolved naturally, over a long period of time, evolve in such a way that they can reproduce successfully with little trauma. Our species doesn’t. It is as if all the genes required for a larger head had been dumped into our species’ genome, but little effort had been made to make the births of such heads a safe process.
We also have some weird attributes as a species. For example, we are a semi-hairless species. Many men go bald. There is no logical benefit to possessing these traits, as bare skin is prone to burning and other damage. Our ancestors were all hairy, such as chimpanzees. This hair-anomaly has been used to support the theory that we are ‘aquatic apes’, in other words that we have evolved in a watery environment, but there is little evidence to support such an idea. Fish can be caught by wading, negating any need for hairlessness. Grizzly bears catch salmon without needing to shave themselves. Deep water is also a dangerous place for any primate. Chimpanzees are petrified of streams and rivers, and only wade in them as a show of bravery. Something else must explain why we’re nearly hairless.
If we add up the above issues, then the idea that we developed through natural means, through ‘evolution by natural selection, brought about by random mutation’ seems extremely unlikely. If that’s the case, then we didn’t come into being through entirely natural means. We therefore have to accept that we were partly, or entirely fashioned. It is unlikely that we were fashioned from scratch, as we do share a lot of genetic material with early hominids. The childbirth dangers also indicate that we are a hybrid, one created without due concern for the problems of birth. Most importantly, the hybrid solution is the only scientific way to explain how we gained all the genetic changes needed for our large brains in such a short space of time.
So… If we are a hybrid species between Homo Erectus / Homo Habilis and some others species, then it’s worth asking, what was that other species?
Identifying the parent
From now on, it’s easier to refer to the mysterious species that we’ve been hybridised from as Species X. Somehow, we seem to be a hybrid species created from Homo Habilis and Species X. Like any offspring of two parents, we can work out the physiology and appearance of one parent if we know our own physiology and the other parent’s physiology. If we do that with ourselves and Homo Habilis, we can come to the following conclusions.
Firstly, we are half-as-tall again as Homo Habilis. Therefore it’s therefore reasonable to assume that Species X were half-as-tall again than us. That would make them around nine-foot tall. We are in the middle-ground, height-wise, between our two parent species; Species X and Homo Habilis.
Secondly, our strange genetic attributes of semi-hairlessness and baldness indicate that Species X were entirely hairless. We are in the middle-ground, hairyness-wise, between our two parent species; Species X and Homo Habilis.
Thirdly, our brain volume is twice that of Homo Habilis. Not surprisingly, our skulls are also larger. Our skulls accommodate this extra volume with a dome-like rear projection. Homo Habilis skulls have little rear projection and no ‘swollen dome’ shape (as shown in the picture). We can therefore conclude that Species X had twice as much brain matter as ourselves and they accommodated that extra volume by having an even larger cranial rear projection from the based of the spine to accommodate their cranial capacity of around 2000 cm³.
￼Fourthly, Species X are likely to have an infant gestation and birth process that isn’t a disaster for their mother’s health. Since they possess large craniums as adults, the logical way that their infants can come into the world safely is that they are physically much smaller, at birth, than human babies. Species X’s heads would still be shaped as they are as adults but this wouldn’t affect their birthing process because Species-X’s entire body would be much smaller than ours at birth, thus making it safe for them to pass through their mother’s cervix and vagina. Species X therefore had tiny, big-headed babies (safe). Homo Habilis had normal, small-headed babies (safe). We have normal, big-headed babies (not safe).
If we add all that information together, we have a good physical description of Species X. We can also assume a few more things. Firstly, Species X must have been technologically advanced when they created us. Secondly, they must have been present on Earth at least when civilisation began and probably much earlier. There is the possibility that Homo sapiens has been crafted many times but we can assume that Homo sapiens (current version) appeared in 4,000 BC, the dawn of Mesopotamian civilisation, or earlier.
A brief trawl through the records of Ancient Mesopotamia soon shows us that the Sumerians, the first civilisation in Mesopotamia, do talk of their ‘gods’ creating human-kind as a hybrid species of themselves and another creature. The Legend of Atrahasis is possibly the best example. It was written down on cuneiform clay tiles in Babylon in around 1640 BCE, but it’s likely to be a copy of a much older story.
In the Legend of Atrahasis, the Lower Gods, Igigi, were having to do physical labour in service to the Greater Gods, the Annunaki. The Igigi became so fed up with this that they revolted. To solve the problem, the Annunaki decided to make a new creature, a human being, to do the work instead. The Annunaki mixed ‘clay’ with their own flesh and blood and produced Man. As most people know, a similar story occurs in the Bible, in Genesis. Sadly, the creation of Man wasn’t an act of maternal compassion. Instead, Man was simply created as a work-creature. This mundane, servile role does leak through into the Bible version. In the Bible, Man is created to serve and worship God, which sounds devote and saintly, but it’s worth noting that ‘work’, ‘workmanship’ and ‘worship’ all have the same linguistic root.
There is therefore evidence, from Sumer, thanks to the Legend of Atrahasis, that there was a technologically advanced species on Earth in our ancient antiquity. There is also evidence that they did make Homo sapiens as a hybrid creature to do their manual labour. These Annunaki, with their Igigi subordinates, were the rulers, the gods, and they created us to dig their ditches. We therefore have some evidence that our Species X existed. Unfortunately, it’s not clear exactly how these Annunaki looked, although there was much talk of giants, which fits with one of our criteria. It is from another country with an incredible, ancient history, that we can gain more detailed understanding of this species. That country is Ancient Egypt.
For most of their recorded history, the god-rulers of Ancient Egypt depicted themselves, on their wall-carvings, symbolically, or with idealised, abstract forms. As a result, we can gain little insight into their actual physical form. But there is one exception. In 1300 BCE, the pharaoh of Egypt, Amenhotep IV, made radical changes in his kingdom. He dispensed with the old gods, such as Amen the Ram God, and introduced a single god, Aten. He also changed his name to Akhenaten. He moved his country’s capital to a new city, Amarna and took up residence there. He also began depicting himself, and his family, in a down-to-earth way, with family pictures and scenes of everyday activity. This behaviour, at the time, was very progressive. It also is an invaluable source of evidence because we are able to see exactly what this god-ruler of Egypt actually looked like. Here are some pictures:
The pictures above show a family where the parents are ten to fourteen-feet tall. All members of the family are hairless and possess very large skulls, with long protrusions at the back to accommodate the large volume of the brain. Their young are born with the same dimensions and body shape as their parents, but are physically very small, allowing trouble-free birth. Akhenaten and his family satisfy all the criteria assigned to Species X. We seem to have an exact match for the technologically advanced race that produced us as a hybrid of themselves and Homo Habilis.
Many commentators have concluded that Akhenaten and his family can’t have been aliens. Instead, they were normal humans that were either a) diseased with something akin to Frolich’s Syndrome or b) that they didn’t actually look like that in real life; the carvings were heavily stylised. Neither of these views hold any water. Frolich’s Syndrome is a severe disease; it would have rendered Akhenaten infertile, yet he clearly gave birth to healthy children. Also, Akhenaten’s wife was similar in form to him, making the idea that he had a freakish disease untenable. Akhenaten was also the supreme ruler of Egypt. He was clearly dedicated to a new, intimate form of depiction, so it makes little sense that he would distort every picture of himself and his family.
Commentators also assume that the family of Akhenaten bound their heads to create such elongated craniums, but that theory is impossible. Firstly, the cranial capacity of Akhenaten’s family is much larger than a human’s, and head-binding only alters a skull’s shape, it doesn’t increase its size. Secondly, head-binding was done by ordinary people to emulate the gods. The gods would not have done it to themselves, as they thought they were perfect in the first place.
The most logical answer to solve Akhenaten’s build, and his family’s, is the simplest one; Akhenaten’s family truly were as they were depicted. That was their physical form, not some aberration. They look strange to us because they were not Homo sapiens but a distinctly different species. They seem to be Species X. Clearly, this can’t be comprehensively proven – there may be some other alien species in antiquity with similar properties that created us – but they do fit the profile exactly.
I can understand that a lot of people will be upset by this article. Most people don’t want to think that our entire species is a lab experiment, but alas, that doesn’t stop it being true. More importantly, it doesn’t mean that we’re not a valid and important race. We might have been created as a worker-species but we may actually have more potential than our creators. A sign of this comes from the Apocryphon of John, a book that was rejected from the Bible but is filled with thought-provoking content. It concerns a meeting between John, the brother of James, and the Saviour. Thus occurs after the Saviour ‘had gone back from the place he came’, leaving John confused and abandoned. The Saviour appears before John and teaches him some true history.
The Saviour’s story includes an explanation of how Mankind was made by the gods. In the section Yaldabaoth Deceived, it reads:
They told Yaldabaoth: “Blow some of your Spirit in the man’s face, Then his body will rise up.”
Yaldabaoth blew some of his Spirit into the man, That Spirit was the divine Power of his mother. [Yaldabaoth didn’t understand what was happening, for he lived in ignorance.]
Yaldabaoth’s mother’s divine Power left Yaldabaoth. It entered the psychic human body, modeled on the primordial image. The human body moved! It grew powerful! It shone!
Yaldabaoth’s demonic forces envied the man. Through their united efforts he had come into being
They had given their Power to him but his understanding was far greater than that of those who had created him.
Man’s power was greater than that of the Chief Ruler himself.
When they realized that Man shone with light, and could think better than they could, and was naked of evil, they took him and cast him down, into the lowest depths of the material world.
I think the last three lines are crucially important. I think we do have huge potential as a species but unfortunately, we’re living in a society whose rulers are keeping us obsessed with physical objects, manufactured goods and shiny baubles. It is just as the Ancient Hindu texts warn, that we are lost in samsara, a unhealthy and negative, obsessive attached to material things, which leaves us ignorant, deluded and confused. The ancient Hindus warned that if people become caught in this samsara, this maze of attachment and obsession with things, then they can slide into prolonged ignorance and suffering. It’s time we woke up and learned a few things.