The earth is a life world rich in species, and human beings are the only intelligent life in the world. In the era of science and technology, with the help of science and technology, we began to explore the origin of life and the origin of human beings.
Darwin’s theory of evolution has revealed to us the mystery of the development of life. At this time, we understand that the earth was about 3.8 billion years ago, the birth of early simple primitive life, and these simple life after a long period of evolution, there was a later species rich life world.
It can be seen that human beings have evolved step by step from the simplest primitive life, but it’s not necessary to see that far away to explore the origin of human beings. What we are looking for is the starting point for the evolution of complex organisms to human beings. According to the research and exploration of scientists, we believe that human beings should have evolved from apes in ancient times.
Scientists use a variety of advanced scientific and technological tools to continuously explore and discover human fossils in ancient times, and then use various dating methods to find the starting point of human origin. With the discovery of all kinds of ancient fossils, time goes on. At the earliest time, scientists believed that humans should have originated from Australopithecus 200 years ago.
But then there was an earlier discovery of ape fossils, and this time went on for hundreds of years. No matter what time the starting point is, it is generally recognized that hominids, the ancestors of human beings, lived on land and evolved continuously to become intelligent life on earth.
However, with the continuous evolution of scientific research, some scientists have put forward a new point of view, that is, it is possible for human ancestors to live in the ocean. What’s the matter? Don’t ancient apes live on land? How did they get to the sea? In fact, the reason for this view is not completely groundless guessing.
As we all know, 71% of the earth’s surface area is ocean. In ancient times, the ocean area of the earth was even wider than it is now. According to some marine fossils found at the foot of Mount Everest by scientists, we can see that the earth was an ocean world long ago, and the land is far less than it is now. And the earliest life on earth was born in the ocean.
In fact, according to the research of scientists, the earth did not have six plates more than 400 million years ago, but only a huge land, which we call Pangea. At that time, the land was basically covered by plants, and there were basically no terrestrial organisms. Later, a part of the marine organisms moved to the land, and the evolution and reproduction of terrestrial organisms began.
Therefore, terrestrial life is actually evolved from marine life. What does this have to do with the origin of human ancestors in the ocean? If, millions of years ago, the earth was an ocean world with a small land area, it means that the earth’s ecology may have undergone drastic changes at that time, and the oceans continued to devour the land.
At this time, in order to survive, apes divided into two different evolutionary directions. According to the original saying, some apes went out of the forest and developed to the plain, so they learned to walk upright and began to evolve to wisdom. Scientists suggested that there might be another possibility at that time, that is, this part of the ape branch out of the forest did not go to the plain, but to the ocean, because the ocean area was too vast, the land plain was less, and there were no more abundant resources to meet the survival of apes.
In order to adapt to the marine environment, these apes began to evolve to water apes. What are scientists based on to make this judgment? In fact, it is based on some characteristics of modern human appearance and some characteristics of gene. Let’s take the appearance as an example. As we all know, apes are covered with hair all over the body, while human skin has very rare hair. Apart from hair, there is basically no hair on the whole body.
This makes scientists very puzzled. If the ancient ape, the ancestor of human beings, came out of the forest and began to live in the plain, according to the principle of nature competing for nature and survival of the fittest, would the ancient ape, the ancestor of human beings, have evolved the whole body hair? The answer is No. if we did that, our ancestors would not have natural thermal equipment and could not adapt to the environment at that time.
You know, the survival of ancient apes is not as good as that of modern people who have thick clothes to keep warm and protect them. Ancient apes, the ancestors of human beings, all rely on their hair to keep warm for the winter. If they don’t have hair, they can’t live at all. Therefore, from the perspective of survival of the fittest in nature, in the long process of evolution from human ancestors to intelligent life, the hair of the whole body is bound to be preserved. Even in the later stage of evolution to Homo sapiens, the hair of the whole body is still needed to adapt to the environment and protect itself.
However, according to the fossils of Homo sapiens discovered by scientists in Africa, we can see that Homo sapiens, the direct ancestor of modern human beings, has no hair on the whole body except hair. Is this not in contradiction with the survival of the fittest in nature? Perhaps there is only one explanation for this situation, that is, Homo sapiens may not have originated from land, but from the sea.
Let’s talk about marine life. How many marine life we see now have you seen with hair all over the body? I believe it’s very rare. Most of the marine life is bare and hairless. The reason why marine organisms don’t need hair all over their bodies is mainly related to the marine environment. For marine organisms, hair doesn’t make use of survival, so hair is naturally removed in the process of evolution.
If, 8 million years ago, a branch of apes went out of the forest to live in the sea, then in the long process of evolution, the hair of the whole body would be constantly removed. As for why the hair was left, it may be that the water apes at that time were not completely marine creatures. They were equivalent to amphibians. They might be in the sea when they were resting, and they might be in the sea when they were active Land.
If we live in the ocean all the time, the legs of the water ape may also evolve into fishtail. If so, now humans may be Mermaid, living and developing in the ocean. With the continuous evolution of water apes, about 100000 years ago, it is possible that the earth’s ecology changed again, the sea water continued to recede, and a large number of land was released.
At this time, the water ape, who is already intelligent life, finally chose to develop on land, because for intelligent life, land is easier for them to survive. When the water ape came out of the ocean, the speed of evolution accelerated again, so Homo sapiens was born. Homo sapiens, on the other hand, are the ancestors of modern humans. Although there are some differences in appearance, most of them are very similar.
In addition to the hair of the body, scientists have also found that many of the characteristics of human beings are consistent with those of marine organisms. For example, the nose structure of human beings is different from that of apes. Our nostrils are more hidden and open downward. This kind of structure well avoids the water pouring from the nostril during underwater activities.
In addition, the human thermoregulatory system is closer to that of marine organisms. Perhaps it is precisely because human beings originated from the ocean that although we now live on land, we are still unable to adapt to some changes in the terrestrial ecological environment. I believe many friends know that although human beings are intelligent life and live on land, compared with other land creatures, human physique is very poor.
This is not in line with the characteristics of terrestrial biology. Normally speaking, human beings are advanced intelligent creatures and should have very strong physical fitness to adapt to the terrestrial ecological environment. But in fact, our ability to adapt to the ecological environment is not strong. We are easily infected with all kinds of bacteria and viruses. We are also not resistant to high temperature, and we are afraid of water.
This may be the result of the evolution of humans from water apes. Of course, for this conjecture, the scientific community has not reached a consensus, insisting on whether humans are evolved from land apes or occupy a major position. There are still many mysteries about the origin of human beings. For example, through continuous archaeological research, scientists have found that there is a 200000 year long fault in the history of human evolution.
In this period of history, mankind has not found any fossil ape man, which is a very strange thing. What happened to human evolution in this 200000 year old fault? It’s still a mystery.
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