The earth is a world of life rich in species, and human beings are the only intelligent life in this world. After mankind entered the age of science and technology, with the help of science and technology, the exploration of the origin of life and the origin of mankind began.
Darwin’s theory of evolution revealed to us the mystery of the development of life. At this time, we understand that the earth gave birth to early simple primitive life about 3.8 billion years ago, and these simple life have undergone a long evolutionary evolution before becoming rich in species. The world of life.
It can be seen that human beings have evolved step by step from the simplest and primitive life, but it is not necessary to look so far to explore the origin of human beings. What we are looking for is the starting point for the evolution of complex organisms to humans. According to scientists His research and exploration believe that humans should have evolved from apes in ancient times.
Scientists use a variety of advanced 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. And this starting point, with the continuous discovery of various ancient fossils, time also continues to move forward. In the earliest days, scientists believed that humans should be Australopithecus, which originated 200 years ago.
However, earlier fossils of apes were discovered later, and this time has advanced hundreds of years. Regardless of the point in time the ancestors of human beings, the ancient apes, the common understanding is that the ancestors of human beings lived on the land, evolving continuously on the land, and become intelligent life on the earth.
However, with the continuous evolution of scientists’ research, some scientists have put forward a new point of view, that is, human ancestors may live in the ocean. What is going on? Didn’t the ancient apes live on land? Why did they run into the ocean again? In fact, the reason for this view is not a completely unfounded guess.
We all know that 71% of the earth’s surface area is ocean, and the ocean area of the earth in ancient times was even wider than it is now. According to some marine fossils discovered by scientists at the foot of Mount Everest, it can be seen that the earth was a long time ago. In the ocean world, there are far less land than there are now. The earliest life on earth was also born in the ocean.
In fact, according to the research of scientists, the earth did not have six major plates more than 400 million years ago, but only one huge land, which we call Pangea. At that time, the land was basically covered by plants, and there were basically no terrestrial organisms. Later, part of the organisms in the ocean moved to the land, and the evolutionary evolution and reproduction of terrestrial organisms began.
Therefore, terrestrial organisms actually evolved from marine organisms. What does this have to do with the origin of human ancestors in the ocean? If the earth was an oceanic world millions of years ago, with a very small land area, it means that the earth’s ecology may have undergone drastic changes at that time, and the oceans continued to swallow land.
At this time, in order to survive, apes are divided into two different evolutionary directions. According to the original statement, some apes went out of the forest and developed towards the plains, so they learned to walk upright and began to evolve toward wisdom. Scientists suggested that perhaps there was another possibility at that time. This part of the ape branch out of the forest did not develop toward the plains, but toward the ocean, because the ocean area was too large at that time, and there were fewer land plains. There are no more abundant resources to satisfy the survival of apes.
In order to adapt to the marine environment, this part of the apes that went to the ocean began to evolve toward the water apes. So on what basis do scientists make this judgment? In fact, it is based on some characteristics of modern human appearance and some characteristics of genes. Let’s take the appearance as an example. We all know that apes nowadays have hair all over their bodies, while human skins have very few hairs. Except for hair, there is basically no hair on the whole body.
This makes scientists very puzzled. If human ancestors, ancient apes, came out of the forest and began to live in the plains, then according to the principle of nature competing with the sky and the survival of the fittest, human ancestors would evolve the whole body. Hair? The answer is no. If we did that, our ancestors would not have natural warming equipment and could not adapt to the environment at that time.
You must know that the ancient apes survive without modern people who have thick clothes for heating and protection. Human ancestors the ancient apes rely on their own hair to keep warm during the winter. If they don’t have hair, they can’t live at all. Therefore, from the point of view of the survival of the fittest in nature, during the long process of human ancestors, ancient apes evolving to intelligent life, the hair of the whole body must be preserved. Even if it evolved to the stage of Homo sapiens, the whole body still needs The hair to adapt to the environment and protect itself.
However, according to the Homo sapiens fossils discovered by scientists in Africa, we can see that the direct ancestor of modern humans, Homo sapiens, has basically no hair except for hair. Isn’t this contradictory to nature’s law of survival of the fittest? There may be only one explanation for this situation, which is that Homo sapiens may not have originated on land, but on the ocean.
Let’s talk about marine life again. The marine life we see now, how many have you seen that have hair all over? I believe that there are basically very few, most of the marine life is bare, without any hair. The reason why marine organisms do not need full-body hair is mainly related to the marine environment. For marine organisms, hair does not use it for survival, so the hair is naturally removed during the evolution process.
If a branch of the apes walked out of the forest 8 million years ago and moved towards marine life, then in the long evolutionary process, the whole body’s hair would naturally be removed. As for why the hair was left behind, it may be at that time. Water apes are not completely marine creatures. They are equivalent to amphibians. They may be in the ocean when they are resting and on land when they are active.
If they have been living in the ocean, the legs of the water ape may also completely evolve into fish tails. If this is the case, then humans may now be mermaids, living and developing in the ocean. With the continuous evolution of the water apes, about 100,000 years ago, it is possible that the earth’s ecology at that time would change again. The sea water continued to recede and a large amount of land was released.
At this time, the water apes, who are already intelligent life, finally chose to develop on land, because for intelligent life, land is easier for them to survive. After the water ape walked out of the ocean, the rate of evolution accelerated again, and Homo sapiens was born. Homo sapiens is the ancestor of modern humans. Although there are some differences in appearance, most of the characteristics are very similar.
In addition to the feature of body hair, scientists have also found that many human characteristics are in line with marine life. For example, the structure of human noses is different from that of apes. We humans’ nostrils look more hidden and open downwards. . This structure avoids water pouring from the nostrils during underwater activities.
There is also the human body thermoregulation system, which is also closer to marine life. Perhaps it is precisely because humans originated in the ocean, so although we now live on land, we still show inadaptability to some changes in the terrestrial ecological environment. I believe many friends know that although human beings are intelligent beings and living on land, their physique is very poor compared to other terrestrial creatures.
This is very inconsistent with the characteristics of terrestrial organisms. Under normal circumstances, humans 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 susceptible to various bacteria and viruses, we are not resistant to high temperatures, and we are also afraid of water.
This may be the result of the evolution of human beings from water apes. Of course, the current scientific community has not reached a consensus on this speculation, insisting on whether humans evolved from terrestrial apes or occupy a major position. The mystery of human origin still has many mysteries. For example, scientists have discovered through continuous archaeological research that there is a 200,000-year-long fault in the history of human evolution.
During this period of history, humans have not found any ancient ape-man fossils, which is a very strange thing. What happened to human evolution during this 200,000-year-long fault? It is still a mystery.