Monday, November 26, 2012
Sasquatch Genome Sequenced
I have known for some time that a number of DNA samples existed and that work was underway. This is the first formal announcement and it was precipitated by earlier comments made by a collaborator. This is extremely impressive.
What is startling is how recent the critical mating took place. It appears to have coincided with the advent of modern humanity in
North America. And
yes this does beg the question of just what the novel hominid was.
I would be happier tracing it back to
Central Asia where we have strange
hominids. In the meantime, this is the ultimate
beauty and the beast tale.
The big story right now is that we now have extraordinary proof that the creature exists and that debate is totally over. You simply cannot fake this. The drive is now on in earnest to make contact and to study these creatures. It should also be a little safer than mountain gorillas.
I must admit to been totally surprised at the recent hybridization. There were hints of that in the mass of reports but nothing certain or particularly convincing. I certainly would never have predicted any of it.
What it does means is that the one report of direct use of our language is how completely plausible. It can happen.
It also means that establishing communication with one family will open the door to all of them. From that point on they can become our partners in the forests.
These creatures are truly our cousins.
In advancing alternative history, I have argued that modern humanity was specifically engineered about 15000 years ago to terraform Earth. They were then landed in colonies at least 10,000 years ago as per Noah. Thus there is conforming evidence that this was no accidental mating that took once. It makes much sense to have a species of man able to work the forest in this new Terra.