Did we Live in the Oceans at Some Point?
We human beings have some strange characteristics which set us aside from the other primates:
- We no longer have fur although we still have as many hairs as a chimpanzee.
- Our hair is fine and lays in a streamlined pattern in the water.
- We have a layer of fat under our skin like a seal whereas no other primate has this adaptation.
- We have webbed feet and hands.
- Infant human beings will instinctively hold their breath under water.
- Human beings cry salt tears unlike any other primate. Salt is a rare and precious thing in the wild and salt tears would be wasteful.
- We sweat to cool our bodies. This uses a lot of water and salt. If we evolved on the parched savannas of Africa why evolve such wasteful manner of cooling ourselves? Some say it is because we travel long distances. So do cheetahs, tigers and dogs but they do not sweat.
- The human larynx has descended into the throat like a sea lion and other aquatic mammals. This allows deep breaths and a longer period of breath holding.
The “aquatic ape” hypothesis is treated scornfully in mainstream science and I do not put it forward as truth but as a hypothesis. The simple fact is that none of the things outlined above can really be explained by current evolutionary theory. Many land creatures, such as the sea going Galapagos iguana have evolved quickly into aquatic forms. Have we been merpeople in the past? Perhaps so.
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