Could genetic engineering, by a higher form of life, explain a more recent intelligence in mankind?
Could it? Sure.
Does it? I doubt it very much.
I think a more likely explanation is that humans evolved via natural selection from an ancestor with already significant intelligence and acquired language ability through mutations to the FOXP2 gene which were then reinforced by cultural and social factors. As we evolved language ability, our ancestors favored this trait in social groups and sexual selection, leading to a collective intelligence of culture.
No, I doubt it, although neccessity and evolution probably can explain it.
Of course, any sort of agument can be weaseled about to prove what is wanted by ommiting parts or even all of contrary argument.
I think the answer depends on how you define a "more recent intelligence" and a "higher form of life". Are you talking about this idea that maybe alien visitors from more advanced civilization are tinkering with human DNA?
by aatine 21 months ago
what are the importance of genetic engineering?what is the purpose of genetic engineering?
by Zonah 4 years ago
Will Genetic Engineering change the definition of Humanity?What are your perspectives?
by qwark 7 years ago
The human cell can under optimum conditions (no stress), live to about 160 yrs.Will that life span, eventually, be extended?Will genetic engineering create the potential for human immortality?Your reasons negative or positive.Qwark
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
the physical and intellectual quality of humankind, eliminating diseases and related defects?
by Catherine Tally 4 years ago
What do you think about resurrecting extinct species through DNA and genetic engineering?
by dabeaner 7 years ago
Aliens (extra-terrestrials) are supposedly studying us and our cultures. What about theirs...?Are they hive creatures (like ants, bees)? Social/pack (like wolves, lions, dolphins, whales)? Solitary (cats, mountain lions)? Sitchin (see my profile page) says our creators (via genetic...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|