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 Zonah 3 years ago
Will Genetic Engineering change the definition of Humanity?What are your perspectives?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
the physical and intellectual quality of humankind, eliminating diseases and related defects?
by aatine 20 months ago
what are the importance of genetic engineering?what is the purpose of genetic engineering?
by qwark 7 years ago
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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...
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