Is ‘Dragon Man’ One of Our Closest Relatives?

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A 146,000-Year-Old Fossil Dubbed ‘Dragon Man’ Might Be One of Our Closest Relatives

By Brian Handwerk/Smithsonianmag.com

Three years ago, a Chinese farmer made an unusual donation to a university museum—a giant, nearly intact human skull with strange proportions and an unusual backstory. The man’s family had been hiding the fossil since it was unearthed at a construction site in Harbin nearly 90 years ago.

After geochemical detective work to locate where the fossil was likely found, and painstaking comparison of its distinctive features with those of other early humans, some of the scientists investigating the find believe the cranium from Harbin could represent an entirely new human species—Homo longi or “Dragon Man.” If so, they further suggest it might even be the human lineage most closely related to ourselves.

The discovery of the Harbin cranium and our analyses suggest that there is a third lineage of archaic human [that] once lived in Asia, and this lineage has [a] closer relationship with H. sapiens than the Neanderthals,” says Xijun Ni, a paleoanthropologist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Hebei GEO University. If so, that would make the strange skull a close relative indeed since most humans today still have significant amounts of Neanderthal DNA from repeated interbreeding between our species.

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  1. There is a very little known scientific presentation from the 1960s that gives persuasive evidence for (as the title says) “Cataclysm from Space; 2800 B.C: The Cause of the Biblical Flood,” by Donald W. Patten https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oor7Cl0rN7I&t=3s
    It is difficult to enter into an informed discussion on such topics as Earth History, Geology, the Biblical Flood, Evolution vs Creation without knowledge of the facts and theories presented in this program. The “official narrative” we get from popular, prostituted, agenda-driven “science,” like every other “official narrative” about anything of importance, is drummed into us for ulterior motives, like all our wars, viruses and vaccines, Green ideology, etc.

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