Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 27th, 2007
It’s been quite a week in fossil hominid news. Gives you some pause about what might be around the corner, so to speak.
Neandertals are now said to have been freckled and flame-haired, but then red-haired Neandertals were theorized earlier in Stan Gooch’s The Neanderthal Question (1977). Some of Gooch’s material is seen as fringe, but insights like this have been remarkable.
Years before Gooch, anthropologist Carleton Coon (The Origin of the Races, 1962, and in his lectures) had been saying related things but no one listened. Instead, critics indicated in the 1970s he was a racist for some of his theories. The book is now out-of-print due to political correctness in publishing. Too bad. Carleton was a great thinker. In his Story of Man, he freely discusses the reports of Yeti issuing from the Himalayas, and how they might fit into the scheme of things.
For more on the new red-haired Neandertal finding, see here.
Moving from the prehistoric, now comes breaking news that in the near future, well, 100,000 years into the future, sexual selection could mean that two distinct breeds of human will develop.
The human race will one day split into two separate species (see top image), an attractive, intelligent ruling elite and an underclass of dim-witted, ugly goblin-like creatures, according to a top scientist….The alarming prediction comes from evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry from the London School of Economics, who says that the human race will have reached its physical peak by the year 3000. These humans will be between 6ft and 7ft tall and they will live up to 120 years….Men will have symmetrical facial features, deeper voices and bigger penises…Women will all have glossy hair, smooth hairless skin, large eyes and pert breasts…Racial differences will be a thing of the past as interbreeding produces a single coffee-coloured skin tone.
For more on the theory of two species of human, read here.
So tales about those Morlocks in The Time Machine weren’t too far off the mark, humm?