Is Your Second Chromosome Evidence of Intervention Theory?
Everybody has heard the debate going loudly and strongly over the past 170 years between Creationism on one side and Darwinian Evolution on the other. Sometimes you even have to duck to stay out of the line of fire.
Creationism was the long-standing champion explanation of our origins. For nearly 1900 years, how human beings and the rest of the world came to be was not in much dispute in the western world. The Book of Genesis, it was generally accepted, explained how the world and human beings got here. There may have been some dispute as to whether the story was metaphorical or literal history, but few disputed the general idea.
Then in 1859 an Englishman named Charles Darwin published his seminal work On the Origin of Species. For the first time, the Book of Genesis had a serious and scientifically tested competitor in explaining human beings. Darwin, in short, said that all life on Earth progressed from less complex life to more complex life over vast stretches of time. Through a process he called Natural Selection, creatures inherited the most beneficial traits for their environments and passed those traits on to their offspring. Some have summarized the theory in the phrase "survival of the fittest."
As Creationism and Evolution battled it out in the courts, the classrooms and popular culture, a new third possibility began to emerge a few decades ago. It got little attention and is roundly mocked by both the other groups . It's called Intervention Theory.
Beginning with Erich Von Daniken's book Chariots of the Gods in 1968 and the manned mission to the moon the next year, many modern thinkers began to see the ancient ruins, writings, and mysteries around our planet with new eyes. Could they be evidence of extraterrestrial intervention in our ancient past? Could the old stories of the gods told around the world be evidence of advanced beings from outer space engaging with ancient humans? Ancient Astronaut Theory, now better known as Ancient Alien Theory, was popularized for the first time.
In 1976, Zecharia Sitchin released his first book titled The 12th Planet. Sitchin took Von Daniken's questions one step further. He interpreted the ancient Sumerian cuneiform tablets through space age eyes and arrived at the conclusion that the Anunnaki - the Sumerian gods described in those texts - were advanced extraterrestrial beings from a planet called Nibiru. Sitchin even attracted an anti-website called Sitchin is Wrong put together by Biblical scholar and linguist Dr. Michael Heiser who takes him to task for his translations. I've pointed out in my own article where I think that website and Dr. Heiser miss the point.
Scientific skeptics have worked over time to dismiss both Von Daniken and Sitchin and their works. Western monotheists - even though knowledge of the Anunnaki was absent from their theologies for thousands of years - have equated the Anunnaki with the fallen angels or the Nephilim of Genesis. This is a wholly modern conception meant to counter concerns that much of Genesis seems to be drawn from the much older Sumerian texts.
Despite these debates, Intervention Theory has remained fringe and niche in the great debate between Evolution and Creationism. Yet, there's an interesting fact I called out in Book 1 of my Anunnaki Awakening series regarding our second chromosome. Watch this quick video for an accurate and agreed upon description of the situation with this chromosome and then we'll do some analysis.
OK. All three sides in the discussion agree that there's something up with our second chromosome and the fact that humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes rather than 24 like our primate relatives. Here's a good brief summation of the debate from an evolutionary and creationist point of view. Obviously, both sides have far more arguments to support their points, but this is a good summation.
So, everyone agrees there's something odd about chromosome 2. Mainstream science claims the the second and third primate chromosomes were somehow accidentally fused at some point in time to form a single chromosome. Creationists say it makes more sense that humans were created this way by an intelligent designer than that this happened by accident. Some deny that the chromosome is even fused, as science claims.
Both sides are making a common and very subtle assumption. They are assuming that either this chromosome happened as a result of Darwinian forces or that it was created that way.
Before I respond to that assumption, let's understand a few things about the second chromosome and why it's interesting that this is the one that happens to be fused or, as Intervention Theory proponents argue, spliced.
Chromosome 2 is the second largest chromosome encompassing about eight percent of our genome, as might be expected since it appears to be the combination of primate chromosome 2 and 3.
Humans and primates have a duplicating function in their genes present in no other animals. These are called core duplicons. While present in primates, they are present in far greater numbers in humans and these tend to be focused on genes that enhance brain size and function. Ironically, chromosome 2 also has to do with brain size and function.
Remember DNA is the blueprint for a living creature, but RNA defines how the DNA factors are expressed. In recent years, a number of micro-RNAs, such as miR-941, have been discovered. These are uniquely human. Again, these micro RNAs seem to focus on creating greater brain function and some scientists speculate these may be responsible for the expression of a brain far in advance of other primates among humans.
Why all these specific and uniquely human characteristics related to brain function? Why uniquely human core duplicons and micro-RNAs that impact brain function? Was this just a happy accident of Darwinian evolution? How would such leaps forward be possible?
Consider this. Mainstream science says that humans, chimpanzees, and the great apes came from a common ancestor 5-12 million years ago. That's what the evolutionary record shows. How come chimps and apes live very much like that common ancestor, while human beings have built civilizations, mastered language and mathematics, and gone to the stars? Did we drink better water? Did we just get all the good evolutionary breaks?
Ask a scientist, and I've asked many, and they will tell you that you can't compare species because each species has its own developmental path and while one species may have an advantage in one area, there are disadvantages in others.
Another thing mainstream science agrees upon is that modern humans seem to have burst onto the scene relatively quickly in evolutionary terms. Some in the field of archaeology dispute it, but genetics is clear. Humans burst onto the scene rapidly and relatively recently. How did a species so far in advance of its cousins evolve so rapidly? Where else in nature do we see anything even approaching it?
Well, the creationists reading this are feeling pretty good right now with these points flowing. Here's a question for you. If God big G created us, why did he create us with this very important chromosome so obviously created from the merging of two primate chromosomes? Wouldn't God big G just make humans completely unique? Even assuming you get by that question, why did he do such a shoddy job that makes it readily apparent the two primate chromosomes are merged?
The next problem is who the God, theoretically big G, in Genesis really is. Genesis prior to Chapter 12 when God calls Abram out of, you guessed it, a Sumerian city is based on olde Sumerian texts. The creation story, the creation of human beings, the flood story, etc. in Genesis come from that older source. The fact that Abram himself came from that culture lends more credence to the fact that those texts came from Sumeria and originally referred to multiple gods - small g - the Anunnaki. If Genesis was taken from those earlier texts, who was it that really created modern humans?
It turns out that Intervention Theory has answers for all of this. Both the Sumerian texts and Genesis say clearly that the gods created modern humans in their image. "Let us make man in our image," reads Genesis.
Further, the Sumerian texts give us a reason why humans were created and how. The gods were tired of their labors on Earth. Enki proposed creating human beings by mixing the Anunnaki's essence with that pre-humans they called Lulu. The gods tried many iterations - could this explain Neanderthal and other proto-humans? They wanted a being smart enough to take directions, with language, but not smart enough to challenge the Anunnaki?
In his work, Sitchin read these texts with modern eyes. He saw genetic manipulation used by an advanced species to create us. That brings us back to chromosome 2. Another interpretation of the "fused" version of events put forward by mainstream science is that that chromosome was spliced together by technological beings and they did it in a rather sloppy way not really representative of the work of God big G.
We have the core duplicons and the unique RNAs that have somehow been enhanced or are unique in humans arranged in ways that provide an explanation for the immense differences in our intelligence and capabilities.
Consider this in the story of the creation of Eve. Genesis 2:21-22.
The Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs[g]and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib[h] he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
Is it just me or does this sound like a medical procedure reminiscent of technology not omniscient God big G? God sedated Adam, opened him up, and removed a rib. The Sumerian texts describe the failed attempts to bring the first human fetuses to term and the further attempts to get to a human that was "good enough." Is good enough the work of the intelligence behind this whole universe?
That's the kind surgical work that explains how our second chromosome looks as it does today. That's why everything having to do with brain power and language is emphasized in our genome far beyond our primate cousins. Can we really believe such selective adaptation was just random happenstance?
I'm just barely scratching the surface here. There are many other reasons to believe Intervention Theory is a perspective to be taken seriously. It answers all the questions about modern humans better than the other two.
The late Lloyd Pye laid out the basis for all of this in his amazing presentation about 20 years ago based on his book Everything You Think You Know is Wrong. I strongly encourage you to watch this.
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Ray is the author of Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation - Book 1 in a coming trilogy.