Most of us blindly believe in the theory of evolution; that we descend from less evolved species. After all this is the only theory that is presented as fact in most schools, museums and the media across the world. It seems that the mainstream that does not want to be open to other possibilities.
However, research published in 2000 provides clear evidence that we do not descend from the ape-man. The research article was published in Nature (March 2000) and although groundbreaking it did not receive the attention that it deserved. Although sixteen years have passed this knowledge never reached the masses.
Modern forensic DNA techniques normally used to determine the identity of modern humans have been applied to a Neanderthal infant (2). The results showed that the probability that modern-man is a descendant of the Neanderthal man are very remote. The study clearly concluded that modern-man is not descended from Neanderthals. According to the evidence available by the scientific team, the modern-human and the Neanderthals co-existed but no genetic material was passed on from Neanderthals to humans. After studying the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) of two Neanderthal specimens it was found that their mtDNA types have not contributed to the modern human mtDNA pool.
- Igor V. Ovchinnikov, et al, Molecular Analysis of Neanderthal DNA from the Northern Caucasus. Nature, Vol 404, March 30, 2000, p: 490.
- University of Glasgow, “Rare Tests on Neanderthal Infant Sheds Light on Early Human Development,” ScienceDaily (April 4, 2000). Website:http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/03/000331091126.htm.