San Francisco, CA – There is shocking new evidence which suggests that the scientific proof which is required for constituting “intelligent” or “sentient” life may be absent in black aborigines, begging a serious question as to whether or not there is a common scientific definition of “humanity.” Recent DNA research instead reveals that black aborigines were descended from Neanderthals and may constitute a entirely different species from modern humans such as white Europeans and Asians.
Black aboriginal Australians are descendants Neanderthals and are believed to have left Africa to travel to Australia up to 75,000 years ago, a genetic study has found, confirming that their DNA may be directly from the now extinct prehistoric ancestor. Professor Eske Willerslev of the University of Copenhagen, who led the study, says black aboriginal Australians possess very little modern human DNA and uses that finding to explain their dramatically different physical features compared to more modern blacks and especially modern white Europeans and Asians.
A century-old lock of hair, given by a West Australian indigenous man to an anthropologist, has led to the discovery that ancestors of black aboriginal Australians have DNA that dates as far back as 24,000 years ago, but that the DNA cannot be found in the more developed parts of the world, nor in modern white Europeans or Asians. Some elements of the DNA however are present in black Africans.
Experts from the University of Western Australia (UWA) in Perth and Murdoch University in Melbourne were part of an international team that analyzed DNA from the hair, and found no hereditary material from European immigrants to Australia, confirming that black aboriginal Australians had a different ancestor, which researchers now believe were the Neanderthals.
Studying the DNA, the researchers found that the ancestors of black Australian aboriginals had split from the first modern human populations around 64,000 to 75,000 years ago. Dr. Joe Dortch, a scientist at UWA, says the discovery turns on its head the existing theory that aboriginals are descended from the same early human homo sapiens that Europeans are descended from. The findings are detailed in the journal Science.
According to Professor Alan Cooper, director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide,
“[The discovery] strongly supports the idea that black aborigines were [part of] an early and separate wave of human expansion, separate and distinct from the wave that established Europeans and Asians.”
Evolutionary biologist Professor Darren Curnoe of the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia agrees,
“This new DNA study powerfully confirms that black aboriginal Australians are one of the oldest living populations in the world and are a distinct species in their own right.”
In another study, in the American Journal of Human Genetics, researchers independently arrived at the same conclusion, confirming that black aborigines descended from Neanderthals.
For that study, DNA was extracted from a finger bone belonging to a Neanderthal excavated in the freezing temperatures of Siberia to analyze the migration of people to tropical parts of Asia and Australia more than 40,000 years ago.
Examining DNA from the finger, researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany concluded that these early black aboriginals – a primitive group of humans descended from Neanderthals – migrated from Siberia to tropical parts of Asia and then on to Australia. These Neanderthals formed the genetic base for black aborigines along with present-day New Guineans and an indigenous tribe in the Philippines known as Mamanwa. In other words, black aborigines have more in common genetically with Neanderthals than with homo sapiens, the species of humanity that modern Asians and white Europeans descended from.
To make the link between Neanderthals and black aborigines, the study looked at two aboriginal populations, one of which was from the Northern Territory in Australia. The researchers concluded that the early aborigines arrived in Australia 44,000 years ago, before Australia separated from Papua New Guinea, which is why modern aborigines have DNA that more closely matches with Neanderthals than with homo sapiens. The scientists behind the research in a summary of the findings said,
“This paper helped fill in some empty pieces in the evolutionary puzzle that began with early humans and reinforces the view that black aborigines are a distinct and separate species descended from Neanderthals, whereas white Europeans and Asians descended from homo sapiens.”
Professor Curnoe of UNSW adds,
“The study also confirms controversial claims that aborigines are more genetically similar to Neanderthals then other races and may constitute the so-called ‘missing link.'”
“This is clear and independent validation of DNA work on the now extinct Neanderthals, confirming today’s other big announcement about their deep connections to Australians and other indigenous people in our region.”
The study, while controversial, is scientifically rigorous and statistically significant. According to Professor Curnoe,
“You don’t need a significant number of differences in the base DNA pairs to explain the striking physical differences between black aborigines and other modern humans, even a 1 or 2 percent difference in DNA can make the difference between a monkey and a human.”
The findings also help to explain the vast differences in base IQ levels between races as well as the physical characteristics of black aborigines. Professor Curnoe adds,
“We’re not trying to be racist here, but if we can at least identify that the black aborigines are descended from an entirely different branch of humanity, we can better treat their illnesses, understand the reason for their diminished IQs as well as cater better social programs to help them deal with a modern society.”
In Australia, the human development statistics for black aborigines are appalling. The rate of incarceration of black aborigines is 15 times the national average. Just over half of black aborigines between the ages of 20 to 24 have a high school equivalency and only one in two are employed. The average life expectancy of black aborigines is also 10 years less than the average Australian. With the latest research, Proessor Curnoe hopes that the Australian government will be better equipped in dealing with the many social issues and challenges that black aborigines face.