De-Evolving Man


People have asked me if I think that man has really been getting dumber as I mentioned in my recent post Real Life, Real Evolution. Well, the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids, didn’t they? For that matter, we have pyramids dotting the landscape around the world.  Somebody built them, right?

It’s really just a matter of DNA. Genetically speaking, man is the by-product of sophisticated instructions contained in our DNA. DNA has software that even Bill Gates admits is far more advanced than any supercomputer. So, tell me, who put those instructions there? If you say that the DNA just evolved then I have to ask you another question. How does DNA just magically evolve and choose, through natural selection presumably, the necessary changes for the survival of the species? Either process requires intelligence.

So, where did the intelligence come from, then? How could man have had a dramatic increase in his intelligence followed by a subsequent, steady decline? Actually, all that it would take is a one-time injection of DNA from another source, a source other than Homo sapiens. You may recall that I have previously mentioned the genetic study by the Harvard Medical School, in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Man is said to have mated with an unknown species. Such a mating could easily have produced a spike in man’s intelligence if that unknown species were more intelligent than Homo sapiens.

Thus, my prior reference to ancient, advanced civilizations, civilizations who seemed to have since vanished off the face of the Earth.  Many ancient cultures have stories of intelligent beings who appeared bringing with them the seeds of civilization. For example, the Incas were visited by Viracocha, the Mayas by Kukulkan, the Aztecs by Quetzalcoatl and the Dogon by the Nommos. Most of the “gods” said that they would return, but of course they never did.

The getting dumber part is actually easier to explain, if you assume the scenario I just presented is correct. That is, there would have been far, far more pure Homo sapiens running around than the smarter version. Over time, man’s intelligence would have been diluted, genetically speaking…and it will continue to be diluted in the future until we return to our original intelligence level!

So, there you have it.  You probably won’t agree with my explanation but I think that you will find it hard to completely ignore. As Arthur Schopenhauer said, the truth usually works that way.


4 Responses to “De-Evolving Man”

  1. Nan said

    So are you saying that all the inventions and progress that humans have made over the past several hundred years cannot be compared with, say, the pyramids?

    When looking at this chart, which shows scientific progress over the last 100 years, I find it difficult to agree with your theory.

    What am I missing?

    • chicagoja said

      No, I’m not comparing them at all. Just saying that man has never been able to build something that could last 5,000 years. Not even today. The laser-precision cutting and fitting of such huge blocks is simply mind-boggling. They didn’t even use caulking. Just rough stones that fit perfectly together and have withstood the test of time, including earthquakes. I intentionally did not cover one point, though, with regards to your last comment. That is, how did man have an explosion of scientific progress in the last 100 years? Man went from using the horse and buggy which had been in use in some form or another for thousands of years (since the days of the chariot) and then overnight, presto, man goes into outer space. What’s missing is any explanation of how that’s even remotely possible. Your thoughts?

  2. Darrell said

    So, you don’t think we could build a pyramid? Simplistic rushed response. 😀

    • chicagoja said

      Not like the Great Pyramid or the even bigger one in China, that’s for sure. Has man ever built anything that could last for 5,000 years?

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