Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
December 27, 2015
Mr. R.G. shared this article, and I thought I would pass it along for its intrinsic interest. Geneticist Dr Eugene M. McCarthy is proposing a serious genetic model for humanity’s hybrid organizations, via a kind of process of genetically “reverse engineering” the human genome. In this, he traces humanity back to the chimpanzee and “something else”:
I have to admit that I was so intrigued when I read this article that I thought “it’s almost too good to be true,” and so did a quick search on Dr. McCarthy, and found this reference to a very academic tome on avian hybrids – work which he mentioned in the article linked above – published by Oxford University Press:
McCarthy follows the standard line of evolutionary theory that at least one parent of humanity comes from the chimpanzee family, given that creature’s very close genetic structure to humans. This is where it gets interesting. Writes McCarthy:
So in the specific case of humans, if the two assumptions made thus far are correct (i.e., (1) that humans actually are hybrids, and (2) that the chimpanzee actually is one of our two parents), then a list of traits distinguishing human beings from chimpanzees should describe the other parent involved in the cross. And by applying this sort of methodology, I did in fact succeed in narrowing things down to a particular candidate. That is, I looked up every human distinction that I could find and, so long as it was cited by an expert (physical anthropologist, anatomist, etc), I put it on a list. And that list, which includes many traits (see the lengthy table on next page), consistently describes a particular animal. Keep reading and I’ll explain.