According to the traditional theory about evolutionary origins of humans, the ancestral ape when lacking food resources, has moved from quickly disappearing forested lands into the savanna. This gave our ancestors upright posture and lead in brain development.
This theory is very good, when viewed in the context of Darwin’s theory, but there is an obvious question: why other species of prehistoric apes did not migrate to savanna? After all, they, too, had no food!
Science also cannot offer an explanation as to why there were many features appeared in humans that distinguish us from the apes. Rather, the explanations were given, but have failed and been abandoned by the official scientific ideology. Brain development or loss of body hair, not observed in any great apes, and a unique way of breathing, which also made it possible for speech to evolve, could not be explained either.
Without going into the biological details, we give a simple example. It is known that it is very hot during day time and very cold at night in the savannah. So why have prehistoric apes that moved to Savannah, lost their body hair? After all, according to Darwin’s theory, the favorable change should give immediate benefit to an organism in its environment.
In fact, if we assume that humans did not evolve in the savannah, but mangrove forests, it adds a lot of credibility to human evolution. In the coastal mangrove swamps of Borneo lives a long-nosed monkey. It lives in trees, but when it comes down, it usually ends up not on the land, but water, shallow swampy areas to be precise. Because of these conditions, the monkey would have to become a biped. Besides, this is the only species of monkeys, which knows how to swim.
Another feature of humans is a lowered larynx. That is, we cannot drink water and breathe at the same time, because our throat is devoid of separation between the lungs and the stomach. In the savanna it would not be advantageous, and it should be noted that none of the land mammals have a lowered larynx.
But it is present in a variety of mammals that live in the sea or lakes: seals, whales and sea lions. This feature gives them a very significant advantage: being able to breathe through the mouth, these animals are able to inhale or exhale a significant amount of air in a short time while surfacing.
Aquatic mammals, by the way, can control their breathing just like humans. Land animals do not regulate their breathing this way. And controlling our breath has given our species a unique opportunity to develop speech.
Another characteristic feature of humans which sets them apart from other apes is the way they sweat. When we sweat, we lose precious water and useful salts, this process is also too slow to start, which leads to the risk of sunstroke and has very low response time when the levels of fluids and salts in the body are critically low.
Just in three hours, our body can use up all of the water and salts required for survival, which may lead to very serious consequences, including death.
What would we do with such system of sweating in the African savannah is unclear. Recall many stories and American films about deaths of humans in the desert. Police advises under no circumstances you should leave a broken-down car, or the countdown to lethal dehydration will begin. Savannah, we can assure you, is no better than the desert.
Another great feature of humans is their body fat distribution. Over 30% of the fat in humans is directly stored under the skin. Scientists recognize that this serves as a very good thermal insulation. But only if you are in the water. On land it does not give any advantages, body hair in land environment is many times more efficient. But this layer of fat is present in all aquatic mammals: whales, seals, dolphins…
Finally, the human way of copulation “face to face” is not common among land animals, but it is common in aquatic species.
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