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Could genetic engineering, by a higher form of life, explain a more recent intel

  1. whonunuwho profile image79
    whonunuwhoposted 6 years ago

    Could genetic engineering, by a higher form of life, explain a more recent intelligence in mankind?

  2. scottcgruber profile image78
    scottcgruberposted 6 years ago

    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.

  3. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    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.

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    JLMThompsonposted 6 years ago

    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?

 
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