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The earth has been here for maybe 4.8 billion years…. life has been here for maybe 3.5 billion years.
Pre-humans of various types have been around for well over a million years. Pre-humans evolved from one species to another to finally Homo-sapiens around 200,000 years ago. We share some DNA with Neanderthals showing either early mating with them or just the common ancestor. This has established a link for us to the earlier hominids.
I think humans just evolved into what was already here. We love it and thrive in it because we have grown into it over at least a million years time.
A question to ponder, or 2;
1. If we do the math on popluation growth of humans based on known factors,- and run this out 1 mill years, there would have been more than 10X25th people who whould have lived on the earth. Most of the known universe could not hold all the bones.. A thought, when all the bones if these transitionals can fit on your living room floor.
2. Ayala was very concerned about genetic load,(posters her are stating 120+ per generation), that in 200 generations (10K y)the human race would be done for. His words, not mine.