Like the biblical hero Adam, a single cell let partof it’s body become another being, now one of apair. Like the heroin Eve this duplicate createdmore of it’s species. These multiplying cells joinedtogether into a legacy long in running. The historyof our evolution is dark, we fumble for answersyet still need more light to unlock the mysteriesbeneath. One must remember that when speakingof the theory of evolution one is not only referringto humans but to other species of the kingdomAnimalia as well. Some of the most prominantevolutionary theories of all time can be found inCharles Darwin’s ‘Origin of Species’. Hisconclusions linked homo sapiens skeletal systemsto an ungodly creature, Primates such as apes,gorillas, and monkeys were found to be closelylinked to the evolved human of the time.
Within500,000 years time, he claimed, that we hadevolved from Australopithicus Ramidus to thepresent Homo Sapiens that we are catoragized as.He sums the entire evolutionary theory up bystating in his book, “We must….
acknowledge, as itseems to me, that man with all his noble qualities,sympathy, benevolence, and god-like intellectwhich has penetrated into the movements andconstitution of the solar system itself-with all theseexalted powers-Man still bears in his bodily framethe incredible stamp of his lowly origin.” Thisstatement may be backed by any number ofappeals, yet one must ring forth as the answer.Survival of the Fittest, the natural idea that anysingle being in a species will survive if it is the bestat hunting, existing, and passing down it’s genepool. These “super” animals, inside a singlespecies, may have developed some sort of geneticmutation allowing for easier grip on prey, fastermovement, quicker reflexes, or just plainly madethem more attractive to the opposite sex in theirspecies. In any case, this mutation, this freak ofnature, has caused the animals to live, and breed,and pass down it’s mutation to it’s offspring. Whena primitive Homo Habillis gave birth to young thatcould eventually stand taller and straighter than it’sancestors was anything marvelous thought of it?When this taller primate gave birth to increasinglyupright offspring, again, was anything marvelousthought of that? Yet finally when an adult HomoHabillis stood vertically enough to reach fruit onthe trees, to use more force than it’s counterparts,and stand erect there was a breakthrough. Thisnew hominid species, Homo Erectus, took nearly50,000 years to develop, yet with time and thesurvival of the fittest, the one who could run faster,hunt longer, and go farther, the one who couldsurvive above all others conquered and created anew species all his own.
This species evolved, itprogressed to a better state by a abnormality in it’sgene sequence. Man does not produce variabilityin which he creates new bodily devices to survive.It is accidental, it is a mutation of scientific mishapthat lets the giraffe evolve from the horse, thewhale evolve from a wolf, and the human evolvefrom the primal ape. Natural selection has formednot only our anatomy, but our facial characteristicsas man and woman.
Natural selection is like aforce, letting stronger and more intelligent animalssurvive. 400 million years ago a prehistoric reptilein Africa developed turbinates, these are fleshymembranes which allow for an animal to retainmoisture in their breath while exhaling, any animalwishing to keep a constant temperture to therebody must have turbinates to reserve heat. Theseorgans are found in the nose of everywarm-blooded animal ever in the history of thefossil record, this lizard began a long journey, andthrough the next 10 million years this lizardevolved into the first mammal. By 300 millionyears ago this lizard had changed and morphed inmany different ways, this lowly reptile had grownhair, he had a forhead, and larger brain than anyother animal ever known to the planet, this lizardhad 4 appendages, 2 of which were used forgrappling and climbing, this lizard had progressedinto the primate, spreading all over the african andasain continents.
This lizard is our beginning, he isour ancestor, we owe life to this reptile in everyimaginable way.Category: English