After watching the documentary, “What Darwin Never Knew,” I had a few questions: What caused the development of our brains? There is a specific gene that was talked about in the end of the documentary that allowed our brain cavity to expand, in turn allowing our brains to grow; but why? What was the gene that caused it and where did it come from?
In addition humans are said to be one of the few animals that lack natural instinct. The only known instinct all humans share is a fear of falling, yet humans will go out of their way to experience this thought skydiving and other past times. Even with the development of a large brain what caused the loss of these natural instincts?
I think of myself as a very open person, in fact I have a personal motto that states, “Everything is possible,” this leads me to believe that everything in the documentary has some truth to it, even though the theories of evolution are still being worked out. In accepting such a motto it led me to think of my current fascination, mermaids.
My attention was caught with the mention of the slits on human fetus’ necks that become the bones of our inner ear, but those similar slits become gills on fish. I was curious to know what everyone’s ideas were on theories such as the Aquatic Ape Theory and similar ideas suggesting that a form of aquatic humanoids have developed to live in the deep regions of the ocean?
I understand the controversy on the subject, but things that are mythological still hold the ‘ if ’ factor that science is built on. I don’t expect people to share this fascination; I only care to see people ideas on why it’s impossible.
Post by: Stephanie Creeley