Friday, March 9, 2012

Scientists unlock genetic code for gorillas - and show the human link

         Good Day Humboldt County!

It’s time to hit the evolutionary road, and see what those scientists have come up with in regards to humans and monkeys having common ancestors (snippet below). As far as I’m concerned, there’s no monkeys in my family tree (well, I do have a 5-year old granddaughter who might be part monkey the way she climbs things).

Seriously folks, I’m not so sure about all this genetic code stuff proving we (humans) were swinging in the trees back in the day with some sexy monkeys. Then again, I am a free spirit, and my idea of where humans come from is much grander than descending from the simian set.

Have you ever read, “Chariot of the Gods,” by Eric von Daniken? Well, I pretty much agree with the guy and believe our ancestors came from the stars. We have only to look at wonders like the pyramids (perfectly aligned with the stars) and other ancient technologies to know that no cross between a human and a monkey made them. There was outside help, and earth was once a colony.

Okay, call me a kook. It’s just a theory that makes a lot of sense to me. Who knows? Maybe it was like “Planet of the Apes” 50 million years ago and the chimpanzees ran the show and used gorillas for enforcers to keep the not-so-bright humans in line! I’m just saying…

News snippet: 

“HUMANS and gorillas last shared a common ancestor 10 million years ago, according to an analysis of the first full sequence of the gorilla genome. The gorilla is the last of the living great apes - humans, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans - to have its complete genetic code catalogued.

Scientists, led by researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute near Cambridge, England, and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, also found that 15 per cent of the gorilla's genetic code is closer between humans and gorillas than it is between humans and chimpanzees, our closest animal relative. The genomes of all three species are, in any case, highly similar: humans and chimpanzees share more than 98 per cent of their genes, while humans and gorillas share more than 96 per cent.” (Source)

Time for me to walk on down the road….

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