appearance of our species Homo sapiens – about 180,000
years ago according to scientists’ best estimates – represents
a real mystery which has yet to be explained by the theory of natural
selection. The mystery is here described, and links are provided
to three alternative theories which might offer a better solution.
Mystery of Human Origins
of the central principles of Darwinism is that ‘nature
never over-endows a species beyond the needs of everyday existence’.
Another guiding principle is that evolution works extremely
slowly – via
the selection of random genetic mutations.
was it, then, that Homo sapiens acquired a brain which was light
its survival requirements? How was it
the supposed predecessor of Homo sapiens, namely Homo
its brain size by 50 per cent, and acquired language capability
and a modern anatomy, virtually overnight in the evolutionary
scheme of things?
For a detailed discussion of the improbability of human evolution – according
to the theories and principles of Darwinism – please
see the attached article.
Mystery of Homo Sapiens
there a Better Solution?
fundamental problems with Darwinism – specifically
as it relates to the origins of Homo sapiens – have
been deliberately understated by evolutionary scientists,
lest an advantage accrue
to the supporters of Creationism. Creationists indeed
seek to exploit these weaknesses in order to argue
the merits of their case – as
if divine creation were a unique solution to the problems.
before we reject Darwinism, on the basis of its fundamental
problems, we first ought to seek an improvement
to the basic
theory, particularly as it relates to the origins
of Homo sapiens.
I set out three possible refinements to the orthodox theory,
each of which is controversial, but a great
deal less so than
Creationism. The first theory adds an initiating
factor to the process of natural
selection, whilst the second and third suggest
revisions to the historical development of the process of natural
three theories are thus consistent with the established
principles of evolutionary theory.
Aquatic Ape Theory
Ancient Astronaut Theory