Did humans come from water? Let’s explore this interesting hypothesis and the arguments that favor this scenario of human evolution.
According to the traditional theory about the evolutionary origins of humans, the ancestral ape when lacking food resources moved from quickly disappearing forested lands into the savanna. This gave our ancestors an upright posture and lead to brain development.
This theory is very good when viewed in the context of Darwin’s theory, but there is an obvious question: why did not other species of prehistoric apes migrate to the savanna? After all, they, too, had no food!
Science also cannot offer an explanation as to why there were many features that appeared in humans that distinguished us from the apes. Rather, the explanations were given but have failed and been abandoned by the official scientific ideology.
Did humans come from water? 4 features that hint at this scenario
1. Body hair loss
Brain development or the 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 did prehistoric apes that moved to Savannah lose 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 know how to swim.
2. A lowered larynx
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 that 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 a 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 a system of sweating in the African savannah is unclear. Recall many stories and American films about the deaths of humans in the desert. Police advise you should leave a broken-down car under no circumstances, or the countdown to lethal dehydration will begin. Savannah, we can assure you, is no better than the desert.
4. Body fat distribution
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 the 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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