The Emergence of The Human Condition

Anthropogenic investigation for defining a framework and for conducting dynamic modeling of behavioral output in the context of environmental condition, intraspecies and interspecies interactions during ancestral evolution in order to define normality in the human lineage

The whole purpose of the research was to get to the bottom of the evolutionary process which manufactured the unique cognitive condition of humans which is observably abnormal.

In order to define normality in today’s exhibit behavior we have to look further down the lineage into the early evolution which can supply the apparatuses for the emergence of the unique cognition in the lineage that concluded in homo sapiens.  

1 Principals, practices and methods of research:

The universe is a complex system and biological planetary system is even more complex, in order to analyze the dynamic systems which supports biological planetary system in general and individual organism system in particular, I took a similar approach as the science of physics does when it analyze the universe: a complex system must be broken down into simple principles and basic ideas that create a visualization or model. A theoretical model for biological planetary system must be useful in that it should approximate reality and make it understandable, measurable, and predictable.

2  The foundations of my data analysis

The foundations of my research framework and modeling systems are based only on universal laws (axioms) and not on theoretical assumptions

3  The first part of my research

The first part of my research was to facilitate a tool for running models that can validate evolutionary theories (including mine): Theory is a set of assumptions, and it can only be approved if it cannot be disproved (show that two contradictory conclusions can be drawn from it)

The scientific method to test the viability of a theory is to draw a necessary conclusion from the theory and then check it against actual phenomena as rigorously as possible. When assumptions become universally accepted as an established rule, they are called universal laws or axioms.

3.1  Utilizing universal laws, principals and research methods from theoretical physics

My research methods are based on utilizing universal laws and principals from theoretical physics with a cosmological approach in order to describe and assess individual organisms as a system of smaller systems that is a part of larger systems, which all together obeys to the same universal laws that govern the properties and interactions of energy and mass in a space over time.

Principals, laws, units of measurement and methods of calculations from classical mechanics, general relativity and special relativity such as:

  • Euclidean space: mathematical abstraction and extension of ordinary three dimensional space (Cartesian system of coordinates)
  • Motion of objects: gravity, acceleration, circular motion and rotational motion
  • Mechanics: center of mass, inertia, momentum, force and energy
  • Statistical mechanics: fluids, heat and temperature and thermodynamics
  • Electromagnetism: electricity and magnetism and others
3.2  Data collection – create a multidiscipline database of historical information:

Collecting multidisciplinary “raw” data (not relaying on data from thesis and hypothesis based on aggregated multidisciplinary data) which include quantitative and empirical biological, ecological and paleontological data such as images and measurements of fossils (not reconstruction of skeletons from few fragments), documented observations of empirical natural phenomena, documentation of quantitative properties and behavioral observation of the living members of the primate lineage especially the members of the Hominidae lineage, historical statistical data that represent process and that can supply dating data such as genetic data, geologic and climatic data etc.

Sources of data: the data is collected from scientific papers directly from scientific data producer (universities and projects such as hgsc.bcm.edu, carta.anthropogeny.org, pin.primate.wisc.edu etc.) and via aggregators such as online publishing outlets (nature.com, pnas.org, researchgate.net, plos.org etc.).

3.3  Data organization – filter-out erroneous data and chronically and topically organize factual data:
Organizing all papers in two data groups:
  • Physical properties data – functional potential (single disciplinary): such as genetic sequence, brain module, weight/size, biomechanical, molecular/chemical structure, sediment/ice core sample etc.
  • Behavioral properties data – functional work (crossdisciplinary): such as genetic mutation process, interactions between brain modules, behavioral observation of organisms, energetic output of biomechanical work, molecular and chemical interactions, changes in biodiversity due to geologic and atmospheric changes etc.
Separating the data in each paper into three groups:
  • Empirical data – materials, tables and graphs: to be used as the data source for the models, consisting of documented observation and quantities properties collected in research papers (materials and methods, tables and graphs, references etc.)
  • Empirical data validation – practices, methods and references: to validate data sources and practices such as mathematic calculations, data sample size and properties, reference data size and properties, number of observations , first hand, second hand or third party observation and/or documentation, sources credibility as well as the ingenuity of the subject or the originality of the method (After a while you will have a list of credible researchers and primary producers of data which their theoretical input is worth considering).
  • Theoretical data – abstract, introduction, conclusions and discussions sections: to filter researcher’s opinions and agendas which create the background for suggestive trends (using the abstract as reference only)

4   Modeling

4.1  Paleontological timeline for environmental and ecological states, trends and major events in the locations and at the periods of our lineage evolution:

Circumstantial analysis that connect environmental events to evolutionary process:

Create detailed historic timeline of ecological and paleontological trends and events that will be the “apparatus” for key trends and events in our lineage evolutionary process.

Reconstructing a timeline from ~56MYA to ~10KYA that contain historical trends and properties of habitats and geographic areas by conducting comparative analysis of the collected quantitative data in order to extract all the crossdisciplinary data in the different papers that contain different aspects of interactions, junctions and correlations between environmental conditions and faunal evolution and states:

  • Set a sequence of evidential markers (“anchor points”): points in time of which a cluster of multidiscipline data gives substantial evidential support for accurately reconstructing habitat. Based on the availability of data from credible sources that contain multiple sets (“data cluster”) of crossdisciplinary records confines to certain geographical area and concentrated in geological age that can be used to accurately reconstruct a snapshot of the habitat in such certain point of time at a certain territory.
  • Establish historical timeline for global distribution of ecozones and the evolution of ecozones in local geographic areas: based on record of historic data from geographic, geologic, oceanographic, atmospheric (etc.) research papers and databases which can supply information for reconstructing the climatic conditions in a certain geographic area at a certain point in time (such as temperatures, precipitation, seasonality, elevation, tectonic setup and activity, ocean currents etc.) which determine the terrestrial ecozone which supply the plausible spectrum of potential for types of fauna, biomass productivity and biodiversity. 
  • Environmental events markers and phases where periods of stability recession or expansion of habitats started or concluded: based on evidential markers regarding a certain points in time where new environmental condition was introduced and consequently disrupts the statuesque and started new trend (e.g. decline in atmospheric CO2 started a cooling process which created a trend of increasingly drier climate, change in continental plates rearranged the ocean currents and mountain formation disrupts climate conditions in certain geographical area, which responsible for redistribution of ecozones and mark the points where a recession or expansion of habitats started or concluded)
  • Evolutionary events markers and phases were and where a species of organisms and population emerged, spread, contract, disappeared or changed and the interactions between them: A taxonomic dating based on genetic clock and fossils to track chances in the web of life in ecological and geographical zones.

 

About this research

About me

I am an independent thinker, working on the early human evolution for the past fifteen years following many years of persistence cognitive dissonance regarding the dominant narratives about our evolution.
About 15 years ago after many years of extended studies of the natural sciences (including biology, chemistry, physics, human evolution and cognition etc.) I decided to spend my days in reexamining the current paleontological data and to reconstruct a context for the early human evolution which I think holds the key for understanding the “human condition”.

Scientists, scientific work and books that influenced this paper:
  • Christian De Duve: Vital Dust: The origin and evolution of life on earth/life as a cosmic imperative, blueprint for a cell: the nature and origin, Genetics of original sin: The impact of natural selection on the future of humanity (and all other books/papers)
  • E. O. Wilson: The Insect Societies, Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, On Human Nature (and all other books/papers)
  • Jared M. Diamond: The third Chimpanzee: The evolution and future of the human animal (and all other books/papers)
  • Frans de Waal: The bonobo and the atheist: In search of humanism among the primates, Tree of Origin: What primate behavior can tell us about human social evolution, Bonobo: The forgotten ape, Chimpanzee cultures (and all other books/papers)
  • Eugene M. McCarthy: Macroevolution.net: On the origins of new forms: an alternative approach to biology
  • Ajit Varki and Danny Brower: Denial: Self-deception, false beliefs, and the origins of the human mind.

About this research

The current theories regarding human evolution do not sum-up into a coherent story once you start to put them in the context of the actual conditions and events of the middle/late Miocene and early Pliocene:

  • Hypothesis regarding the loss of bodily hair: Ignoring the evidence that no other animal, that live exclusively on or above the surface of the African savannas and woodlands have lost its hair, feathers or scales.
  • Loosing hair for cooling: Hairy animal sweats as some hoofed animals (camels, horses, and the Hippo (relative of the warthog (Suidae))
  • The constant growth of hair on our head: Only one other animal from the Suidae family that lives in barrows in the forests, woodlands and Savannah's of Africa have similar haircut (for protecting the large skull when crawling in dirt and stone tunnel) Ignoring evidences of Hominidae hybridization with members of the Suidae family (their barrow-mate), as profoundly described by Dr. Gene McCarthy in his very informative website called Macroevolution.net
  • The hypothesis regarding development of tools: Not considering that It make more sense for primates that lived in barrows for few millions years (~6Mya-~3Mya) that digging or extending existing barrows in the woodland and savannas of Africa was the trigger for the early hominid axe like tools, which needed a strong opposite thumb of a tree swinger/climber for the thrust (similarity between the hands of early Hominidae/Hominids, homo and Hylobatidae), this digging mediums in time have turned to the rest of the tools (axes, spears etc.)
  • The unreasonable hypothesis regarding the shift in diet around ~2-3 million years ago: Our closest relatives the chimpanzee ate meat as early as ~7 million years ago. And what kind of meat a frugivore can bite with its relatively weak jaws, without using fire to soften it?
  • Ignoring the fact that Hylobatidae and Symphalangus are outgroup for all of Hominoidea while Pongo, Gorilla, Pan Troglodytes and humans are sister groups hence breeds. All models of human disciplines should include the outgroup especially the Siamang as a reference group for NORMALITY: Our outgroup members the gibbon like creatures are the only species in our lineage that reached true achievements:
    The fastest and most agile of all tree-dwelling, non-flying mammals, but also the master of conservation of energy by using the fast agile movement strategy of swinging” – by swinging and hanging from branches the early "swingers" have managed to “stand upright” and to developed bigger brain supported by neck centered to gravity.
    The true evolution of intelligence and the real first leap forward was the developed cognition that could calculate complex laws of physics and thermodynamics (angular momentum etc.) while moving in speeds of 50 kilometer per hour in the complex environment of the forest canopy while achieving a constant of energetic surplus (due to the energy efficiency of swinging) and more.
  • Giving stage to out-of-context disciplines and their corresponding gurus (lecturers) regarding the social organization, social structure, culture, behavior, psychology etc. that are afraid to mention, overlooking or totally ignoring the stunning similarity between the human and chimpanzees:
    The human and chimpanzee sharing hierarchical structure that is very particular and exceptional in nature – a systematic control of the whole clan including sexual selection, resources and territory by a gang of males’ that are not kin. A process which produce "civilization" including all the classes and roles it includes with inherent persistent which manage to maintain for generations the lower classes that include all the populous that are not part of the ruling gang of males (female and juveniles).
  • Accepting cannibalism as the natural tendency of some hominidae species (Pan T. Pan T.T. and H Sapience): the inherent and persistent manifestation of the true nature of the ruling gang of males creation - the so called society

And many many more cognitive dissonance items.....

These are the stages of development which I will describe in the following articles:

The first stage of evolution from walking on branches to life of swinging (From Crown Anthropoidea to Crown Catarrhini ~51-36 MYA)

The evolution and characteristics of our most important ancestral achievement (the real big leap forward):

  • The environment of which it lived – climax community
  • Physiology and morphology
  • Behavior, lifestyle and life histories
  • Evolution of cognition of a super agile creature – fast movement in complex environment and its effect on perception, attention hence cognition and mindset
  • Brain map and thinking process
  • Fitness strategies
  • Comparison of movement strategy, fitness strategies and cognition to other tree-dwelling animals
The transition of the CHLCA from frugivore to cannibal (~6.5 MYA)

The evolution and characteristics of our most important ancestral change (the big backward-flip):

  • The environment of which it lived – from climax community to community in a state recession
  • Physiology and morphology
  • Behavior, lifestyle and life histories
  • The transition from exclusive tree-dwelling to life underground
  • Cannibalism – the new normal
  • The change in fitness strategy and the development of our current social organization
The first emergence of old fitness strategies in the Bonobo (~2-1 MYA)

The evolution and characteristics of our most important reference group the Bonobo:
The return to normality in the Pan lineage – from Cannibal back to mostly frugivore

A note about reference: Due to the time it takes to edit and publish years of writing (I have thousands of pages of self-generated articles and quoted materials) I will publish the references at the end of the publishing process and that a whole project by itself… (I have over 5,000 papers and books from thousands of researches as reference).

Answering the question How? not Why?

We are the only ones that know who we are, where we came from and where we are going; yet we are the only ones who forget it or more precisely ignore it.

The vivid world in our heads, a virtual world that without external stimulus can create its own reality and which can shattered its own viability with a persistence cyclic thought of an idea is a devastating state of unconscious consciousness.

The thoughts in our head with our ability to simulate reality in our own mind create a destructive state of existence for a temporary being: the internal stimulus shattering our external realities as we drift between the associations of our subjective internal stimulus to the objective reality of our existence.

We always dreaming our reality while the actual experience is very vague and our points of contact are usually no more than metaphoric associations and abstract images which might as well could have been internally generated.

The need for feedback from others, whether real or imagined is what gives us moments of self-recognition, usually false one but we cannot generate it by ourselves as our self is who we are: a self-generated image of the reflection of our existence in the eyes and mind of others, we don’t need to receive this feedback from others we generate is internally:
If schizophrenia is a mental disease than we are all infected, how else can you escape the definition when listening to the conversation in your own head it’s the way we escape the meaninglessness of the real existence as a biological matter made from the same elements as the gun in your hand and the money in your pocket.

Like a wave we all break on the shores of reality generation after generation together we flow on the unconsciousness wave of the collective feedback as we see our generation parish with all of its conceit and becoming the same lifeless matter as the ground at our feet. And deep inside we know that we are next but we pathologically unable to admit it to ourselves only few of us can and all the rest will shattered on the beach without even noticed the ride nor understanding it: they don’t see the beautiful shore on which they soon to be smashed, their eyes are closed and their mind is tangle in a death spiral of cyclic self-enhancing meaningful internal delusions.

Most of us can’t see reality and how can I blame them when reality is no more than Newtonian physics experienced in the eyes of a detached biological matter.

My research started when I understood that unlike most around me I see reality and the fluctuations of my mood are affected by external stimulus more than internal ones.

Why? I asked myself, why people are like that, why can’t I escape the same faults as others even though I can stare in the eyes of my own demons, but that was when I was really young but since my own logic and the scientific knowledge of others taught me that the answer for the why is the how:
How have we become such a phenomena is the more correct question and the answer for that is what I think I achieved in my research, my main tool was looking into my own internal thoughts when I experience reality and dissecting them with the tools of knowledge which I acquired on the go as I dive deeper into the rabbit hole in my own mind.

I jumped from discipline to discipline getting profound in the relevant information of each than continue to the next until I had a good overview of the intersecting factors of all, when I needed to dive into the details of one discipline the door was open and the details have started to automatically revealed themselves, and although I seldom remember the objects names, I understand their properties and behaviour and their place in the larger systems.

My ability of seeing the system in work rather than knowing the isolated objects names is an disability in a society that glorified the collectors of labels, all of our education system is based on memorizing names of objects rather than understanding their fundamentals coupled with a lack of natural tendency for understanding the concept of context and systems. I have never participated in the societal game of “education” and my view of things is self-taught in the context of their importance and relevance to the question how.

My apologies for my inability to follow the deterministic rules of grammar and for my limited vocabulary as I’m not a scholar I’m just a mortal who’s doing its best to share his thoughts with others who never had the time, the gaudiness or the ability to dive deep into the only question that I think should interest a temporary consciousness being:

How the fuck did we got here?

Based on Richard Feynman’s words:

“my father had taught me as we were looking at a certain bird: you may know its name in English, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and all other languages, but when you finish with all that, he said, you will know absolutely nothing whatever about that bird, you will only know about humans in different places and what they call that bird, he knew the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.”