How did our ancestors survive? part – 6

In the part – 5 of this series, I came up with a theory that our ancestors probably followed an inspired plan to propagate the needed changes in human DNA even though these changes may not have helped them during their lifetimes. It is definitely a very wild guess and to me, it somehow gives a purpose to all those generations who suffered immense hardships to survive.

I have heard multiple times, folks recalling olden days as the golden days. I am not so sure about that. I will not trade these times to times when there was no electricity or even to recent times when there was no high-speed internet. When our 8-year old gets bored when we are eating out in restaurants and asks for iPad or smartphone, we tell her about our childhoods when these devices were not there. She got so tired of these stories that one day she asked us not to tell our sad stories of olden days.

Yes, there are many sad stories of our ancestors. Just the other day, we were stuck at Home Depot due to a hail storm and my father-in-law remarked how folks can survive a hail storm in open spaces. The hail was the size of a golf-ball and just imagine a hunter-gatherer family is out in the open and they get hit by a hail storm. It would have been highly unlikely for them to survive.

The reason I have been going into this much detail about our ancestors is to be grateful and thankful for the things that I have now. It is so easy to forget all the benefits that we are reaping. Every benefit that we have was not available to many folks. One of the reasons that we are getting obese is because of our bodies are built to store fat which is used up during famines or simply unavailability of food for days. That was a common occurrence then but it is not anymore for many folks.

Anyhow, coming back to what I promised to talk about in this post, the research done to locate the scientific Adam. Here is the documentary that shows the research done to get to the root of the DNA to find out if there was an ancestor who is the father of everyone currently living on earth. It is a very interesting documentary and as is science’s wont, it may answer one question but opens up a bunch of others.

I hope you like this documentary. I will wrap up this series in my next blog post.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

About Shakeel Akhtar

I am a husband and a father striving for a balanced life. It is my belief that a balanced life could result in a life of zero regrets. With this mindset, I am blogging on 7 areas of life that I call the 7 colors of the rainbow of life. We are given 168 hours every week to paint our rainbow with these 7 colors and if we are able to do that then there is a chance that we could find our "pot of gold"
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