Almost everyone has given thought about our purpose here on this beautiful planet; earth. Life is wonderful and to think that this earth once was a hot, dense and volcanic planet some 4.5 billion years ago which transformed to a flourishing and life-supporting globe is remarkable.
What is even more fascinating is that we humans have evolved from primary caveman, hunters and farmers to sophisticated, intelligent human beings. Indeed, there are many theories surrounding the evolution of mankind from our primary ancestors such as the ape family, to biblical stories such as Adam and Eve and some go as far as extra-terrestrials beings manipulating our DNA to give us the cognitive ability to solve complex problems and the ability to speak a language.
Of all the theories about the evolution of our species, one is commonly accepted and that is that we are descents of the ape family. However, when we look very closely to apes such as the chimpanzees and compare them to us, there are still some ‘’vital’’ missing which sets us widely apart from each other.
- Human brains are larger and more complex than those of the apes
- Humans beings have elaborate forms of communication
- People can walk upright and above all: have the ability to SPEAK (a) language(s)
So, although our genes are about 98.5% identical to that of the Chimpanzees, we are still totally different from them in our communicative and cognitive abilities. Therefore, in my opinion the theory of human evolution linking apes as our primary ancestors is not correct.
And as a Christian believing in God, even the biblical story of Adam and Eve does not explain how mankind has evolved as such intelligent and sophisticated human beings. For that reason, my personal opinion is that we must have had help from a source an unknown to us and the only plausible explanation is that during our evolution some form of higher intelligence has given us certain mental capabilities that we need to become how we are today. It might sound far-fetched and somewhat ridiculous, but the only probable explanation is that mankind was provided a jump-start by some form of intelligent life outside in the Universe.
How else is it possible that we as human beings have the ability to communicate, speak, read and write and above all: possess the cognitive abilities that enable us to think analytically about abstract and complex problems?
Even apes cannot be learnt to walk upright, ride bicycles and above all: make fire. In addition to those basic things, over the course of human history our civilisations have become more sophisticated and advanced to the point that we drive cars, build large, complex structures and have the technology to communicate effortlessly throughout the world.
How can we as human beings throughout our evolution become so knowledgeable, so clever, so advanced throughout earth’s history and all other forms of life (animals in particular) in comparison to ourselves not perform the things we can?
Does that not seem strange?
Dolphins, Birds, Apes, Lions; all of those animals have not progressed, become so sophisticated and advanced in comparison to mankind. Why is that? Why are we so different, so unique? Is it indeed the law of natural selection?
I personally cannot accept the common theories regarding the law of natural selection. It doesn’t sound logical to me. Look around and see what we have created, built, developed up till now. It’s truly remarkable. Over half a decade ago, we’ve begun space exploration and we’ve even travelled to the moon! Everything what we’ve done is thanks to ‘’help’’ we’ve had thousands of years ago from some form of intelligent life. Although, there is not conclusive evidence supporting (my)/this theory, some parts of our DNA CANNOT be traced in the ‘’animal’’ world or the ‘’ape family’’. I’m not the only one who has this theory. Many authors, astronaut theorists and others also believe and/or support this theory. The most notorious and famous book about our origins is by Eric von Daniken’s book: Chariots of the Gods: Was God An Astronaut?