Friday, May 01, 2015

Eocene Primate Anthropoids

In follow-up to my previous post (Soul Migration to Primordial Antarctica), on Eocene primate evolutionary origins:

The other group of haplorhine primates, anthropoids (from which monkeys, apes, and humans evolved), also first appears in the Eocene fossil record. Over the past 25 years in particular, our knowledge of anthropoid origins has expanded greatly due to new fossil discoveries. A number of these putative fossil anthropoids, however, are quite controversial and are the source of much debate. The geographic origin of anthropoids is also a contentious issue, with competing theories alternatively suggesting either Asia or Africa as the most likely source.

Of course, since Antarctica has since been in the grip of glacial ice sheets for millions of years, we wouldn't be aware of any Eocene primate fossils lurking there buried in the land now buried under the ice.

How did the first primordial primates make it to all of the diverse continents of the world? Right before the Eocene, all of the continents we know today were still joined together into a supercontinent called Gondwana - and at the beginning of the Eocene (when the earliest ancestral anthropoid primate line first evolved), Anarctica was still joined to Australia and South America.

By the beginning of the Eocene, Gondwana had ALMOST split apart, but Australia, Antarctica and South America remained joined. The Antarctic portion of Gondwana straddled the South Pole but because the global climate was warmer it was free of ice and snow. A forested corridor linked Australia and South America.

Genetic memory tells me that our earliest ancestral primate line first evolved in Antarctica, and science has no significance evidence to the contrary of what my genetic memory has revealed to me. Equally significantly, science does support the plausible possibility that what my genetic memory has revealed could in fact be true - First, during the Eocene, Antarctica was a warm forest covered land quite capable of hosting early primate (anthropoid) evolution. Second, during the Eocene early primates are known by science to have inhabited every major warm continent currently amenable to exploration by fossil hunters. Third, warm forested Eocene Antarctica was still joined to continents proven by science to have hosted early primate evolution - so a physical way for early primates to migrate to and/or inhabit Antarctica did in fact exist during the Eocene epoch. Consequently, there is no reason to suppose that ancient warm Antarctica (like the rest of the ancient major warm continents) did not also host primate evolution as did the others. In fact, the known scientific facts support that Antarctica very likely also hosted early primate evolution.

In summary, the known facts of science support the plausibility and good scientific probability that my shamanic dream experience delivered to me information, critically evaluated in the light of scientific rationality, more likely to be true than not true.

1 comment:

Lori said...

more exciting evidence that my shamanic soul experience is reality-based and that our human ancestral anthropoid primate lineage originated on and continued some of its course of speciation on Antarctica -

1. Eocene Antarctica experienced summer monsoon
2. Monsoons have a significant impact on the evolution of mammalian lineages…/article/pii/S1342937X12002845

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