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Out-of-Africa Yesterday, Australia Today and the Pleiades Tomorrow - Part 1

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Every book, television documentary, syllabus and curriculum that makes any reference to the evolution of modern humans, begins this ancient narrative in Africa. Through a combination of recent advances in genetics and a bounty of bones sourced from a variety of more primitive hominids spread throughout Africa, the great majority of archaeologists, geneticists and palaeontologists stand united in nominating Africa as the birthplace of Homo sapien sapiens. So confident are they in the geography and genetics supporting this theory, they claimed to have traced our ancestry back to one common African mother named, “Eve.” 

However, what has been often lost in the rush towards absolutism is that genetics and geography are not connected. Even in the seminal paper ( “The Recent African Genesis of Humans” ) written by professors Alan Wilson and Rebecca Cann, the molecular geneticists who first coined the name “Eve”, they were never so bold to make any such a restrictive declaration. What Professor Alan Wilson and Rebecca Cann actually stated was that “all humans today can be traced along maternal lines of descent to a woman who lived about 200,000 years ago, probably in Africa”. Never definitely, and certainly not certainly, they suggested that the chances were that Africa was “probably” the location where modern humans evolved. With the benefit of hindsight it was a timely caveat, very soon after both academics conceded errors in their original research then dismissed Africa and repositioned Australia as the birthplace of Homo sapien sapiens. The reality was they had no choice, as they had literally ‘boxed’ themselves into a genetic corner of their own making.

Out with the new, in with the old

The end result of their more recent research, as unpalatable and surprising as the genetics were, is best summed up by Wilson’s public confession. “It seems too far out to admit, but while Homo erectus was muddling around in the rest of the world, a few erectus had got to Australia and did something dramatically different - not even with stone tools - but is here that Homo sapiens emerged and evolved”. Not only is this admission still virtually unknown and almost universally ignored within academic circles, but so too is the research Wilson and Cann conducted separately to each other which called into question the science underpinning their original research.

To begin with neither researcher had Australia on the radar, in fact, the reverse was actually the case. They were both originally of the opinion the Australian Original race (Aboriginals) was not the oldest, but the youngest and least genetically complex race. In establishing the credentials of what they called a “molecular clock” which marked out the splitting of apes, the last being chimpanzees (5,000,000 years ago), from a common ancestor and culminated in the appearance of Homo sapien sapiens in Africa between 200-150,000 years ago, they “ran a test to measure how much mitochondrial DNA has evolved in populations founded at a known time.”

They made the mistake in the first paper of assuming the Original people, as did all of their colleagues, came to Australia from elsewhere in proposing that “the aboriginal (sic) populations… are estimated to have been founded less than 50,000 to 60,000 years ago.” We strongly object, there are 10 Australian sites given dates greater than 60,000 years by respected academics, but will let this error slide for now. With a time reference in Australia set, the pivotal assumption in this finding related to what they thought to be “the amount of evolution that has since occurred … seems about one third of that shown by the whole human species.”

Part 2 - Women’s & Men's Business

Part 3 - Pleiadians and the Elders

By Steven and Evan Strong

References:

Allan C. Wilson and Rebecca L. Cann, "The Recent African Genesis of Humans: Genetic Studies Reveal That an African Woman of 200,000 Years Ago Was Our Common Ancestor," Scientific American 266, no. 4 (April 1992). 70.

Robert Lawlor, Voices of the First Day: Awakening in the Aboriginal Dreamtime (Rochester, Vt.: Inner Traditions International, Ltd., 1991). 26. Cites: John Gribbin & Jeremy Cherfas, The Monkey Puzzle (London: Bodley Head Ltd., 1982). 258.

Wilson and Cann, "The Recent African Genesis of Humans."

 

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