Evolution remains one of the top explanations that we have today for our existence on this planet. For conspiracy theorists, however, evolution alone does not answer a lot of questions and even to the best of Darwinians; some questions are too mysterious to explain. Here are the top five mysteries that Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species and subsequent theories of evolution fails to satisfactorily answer.
Why did humans evolve for much and not the other animals?
One of the most baffling questions about evolution remains the fact that apart from humans, no other species (among the millions known today) have shown the same kind of accelerated evolution. In the long records of pre-history, humans have gone from hunter-gatherer and cave dweller to space explorer and artificial life maker though other animals seem to be still where they were in terms of evolution! And this is when they all lived in the same favorable conditions as we did!
Why did our brains grow large?
A lot of the Ancient Astronaut theorists believe that aliens came to the planet ages ago and genetically modified the most superior species of the time which led to the evolution of modern human. That is generally discounted as pure rubbish by evolutionists. However, no expert today has been able to satisfactorily explain why the brains of humans grew larger and more efficient that those of our closest relatives, the apes of the time.
Why can human talk and other animals can’t?
In the modern era, scientists have had moderate success in teaching some advanced orangutans and chimpanzees to use sign language and claim that most domestic dogs and cats can understand as many as 200 words. However, what evolution does not explain is why humans have been able to develop a language and other animals haven’t. Even animals do communicate though primal sounds, not even a single other species on the planet appears to have a language system other than us.
Why do humans walk on two legs?
Bipedalism, or the ability to walk on two legs, is not uncommon in the animal world. Most birds walk on two legs but the trait is generally absent in animals with four limbs with the exception of animals like meerkats and a few others (hopping doesn’t count as walking so kangaroos aren’t being counted here). Most primates in existence today also use their hands to walk and run which really does not explain a lot about why humans evolved to walk on two feet and other animals, especially apes, did not.
What happened to our bodily hair?
Even the hairiest people in the world cannot consider their bodily hair as genuine fur. One of the biggest mysteries of evolution is our lack of fur. Since fur helps regulate body temperature in both hot and cold climates, the fact that we don’t have it becomes a mystery for the ages.