Recently, I came across an interesting article stating that the Chinese and Mongolian races believe that they, the bradycephalic Mongoloid races, especially of South East Asia, including North East India, are descendants of the ‘Dragon’,their venerated animal, who is also known as the ‘Reptilian Alien’, as the Mongoloid races appeared ‘ Alien’ to the Westerners when they first came into contact with them. ( Who knows, the mysterious Aliens on UFOs in space are also a branch on Mongoloid people, judging from their puffy, and slanting eyes!)
The Kingdom of Bhutan also calls itself the ‘Land of The Thunder Dragon’, and offers homage to it, by putting posters of it at all public places, as well as in ‘Jhongs’, as their Buddhist monasteries are called. Likewise, Vietnam is called ‘The Land of the Ascending or Rising Dragon’, while Thailand’s Imperial Palace, is named ‘Thai Hoa’, that is, ‘Land of Dragons’, and is full of decorated images of Dragons all over the place, especially over the Royal Throne, though Thailand itself is called the ‘Land of the White Elephant’, as also the ‘Land of The Free’, as it, like Bhutan, has never been colonised by any other nation, and is also know as the ‘Land of Smiles ‘!
Strange as their belief in the origin of the Mongoloid races, like the Chinese, from the Dragon, may be to think of, it is not as impossible as it seems, considering that the whole process of evolution has been from Aquatic creatures like the Fish, which gradually evolved into amphibian forms living on land and in water, like Reptiles such as Serpents and crocodiles which resemble the Dragon, and turtles, which were the only living creatures that survived, besides organisms like algae and fungi, after the massive deluge which is said to have wiped all land animals like the dinosaurs from the face of the earth.
These Surviving Aquatic forms- Fish and Amphibians like the Reptilian Snakes and Crocodiles – evolved into Land Animals and Mammals, including the Ape, and the Ape-like ancestor of Humankind; and thereafter into the modern Human, known to anthropology as- ‘Homo Sapiens’.
However, this theory of evolution applies to all human races, so it is not clear why some authors have mentioned only the Mongoloid races as the descendents of the Dragon and not all humans. It has been explained by some writers on the basis of the similarity of the narrow and slanting eyes and puffy upper eyelid of the Crocodile, Serpent and Dragon, or of the ‘Aliens’, with those of Mongolians, as the basis of the hypothesis !
However, Hindu Mythology too mentions two prominent serpents, viz. Sheshnag, the 5-hooded King Cobra residing in the Primeval Seas and serving as the Resting Couch with the hoods bending like a Shade (Anantashayana) for Lord Vishnu, aka Narayana. (A Solar God of the Primeval Celestial Waters), and Vasuki, the Terrestrial King Cobra(Naga)Serpent coiled around the neck of Lord Shiva, suggesting subservience of the Naga Tribes to the Mesopotamian and Aryan deities. It is pertinent to mention here that Vishnu belongs to the class of entities known as ‘Devas’or gods, who are said to have been of Solar tribes of the Scytho-Mongolian race, while Shiva was initially a Mesopotamian Lunar God, who was the King of the Nagas(a Mongoloid tribe of Cobra and elephant worshippers),and the Deity of the Rakshasas who were an aboriginal tribe, and of their Antigod allies or Daityas like the Asuras(Assyrians) and Danavas(Titans), but was later accepted as the ‘Deva of the Devas- Mahadeva’, by the Aryans.
Another report published some years back suggested that women evolved from Dolphins, which are Sea Mammmals. One author has suggested further that Men have descended from Crocodiles, while women are from Dolphins ( just as it is said Astrologically that Men are from Mars, and Women from Venus). I have not been able to know the basis for this proposition, and take it with a pinch of salt. However, both the supposed animals of origin – Dragon Or Reptilian Serpent /Crocodile, and dolphins have one thing in common, in that both of them are Aquatic creatures . Perhaps, therefore, it is likely that the variation of origin of human beings is not gender wise, but race wise. That is, not only women, but both, (1) Men and women of the Dolichocephalic , that is, the long headed races of the Middle East and the West, viz. the Australoid , Mediterranean, Nordic Caucasian and most of the Negro races – incidentally, all the people being from seaside regions – might have evolved from different aquatic creatures, I.e. Dolphins, or according to some, from a subspecies of Sharks, which are creatures living primarily in the waters than the land, before evolving into a different, longheaded variety of apelike animal or ancestor living in lowland forests, like Chimpanzees, Gorillas and Orangutans, and (2) The Brachycephalic races, namely, the Mongoloid and the Alpine or Turkish Caucasian races comprising the Celts, Scythians, Armenians and Huns, who evolved from the Reptilian Serpent(resembling the Dragon), which is an amphibian animal, into a brachycephalic ape-like ancestor resembling physically and genetically, the broad headed or bradycephalic Gibbon, and a variety of it, the Siamang, which stayed in the mountainous Southeast regions of the Asian continent, which are said to be conducive to broad heads(though it does come down to the lowlands for food when needed), before evolving into the Homo-species, which accounts for the broad heads of the Mongoloid people.
Hence, it is likely that there was NOT just ONE centre or apelike ancestor of the origin of humankind, as per the theory of Darwin and some Western Anthropologists – that is, the one which arose in the Congo basin of Africa; and migrated to other continents; Or, according to the Biblical theory (Chap. of Genesis,Old Testament), somewhere in the Mesopotamian Valley(Mespot), before being put in the Garden of Eden of the Middle East, at the head of the Tigris and Euphrates ,(still seen in modern Geographical Maps as ‘Adana’, of which Eden is the English form, on the South East Coast of Turkey) – in ancient Anatolia, now called Antalya. BUT, there were AT LEAST TWO different Pockets or ‘Vessels’ of Evolution, the Other one being in the Far East, near Peking, presently called Beijing, the place of origin of The ‘Peking Man’), where the Homo Erectus, the stage before Homo Sapiens or the Modern Humankind, evolved from a different Apelike ancestor..
Some anthropologists and geographers of the pre- and post-Darwinian periods like Karl Vogt(1864), also believed in the ‘Polygenist Evolution’ theory, (as against The ‘Monogenist’, viz. ‘Descent of all Human races from One Common Apelike Ancestor of Congo Basin inAfrica’ theory) that the possibility of the Three main different races of the Three main regions, viz. Negroes, Caucasians and Mongolian races, or putting it colorwise, the ‘Black, White and Yellow’ races, having originated from THREE different apelike ancestors- viz. the Chimp and Gorilla, and the Orangoutan type ancestors of The Black and White races respectively, while the Gibbon is related to the Mongoloid race, on the different continents of Africa, Europe and Asia. One of the latest subscribers to the Polygenist theory is the Geographer , Akhil Bakshi, Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, who has brought out a paper during a scientific expedition in 2006 on his ‘Multiregionalism’ theory, which is to the same effect, and due for publication as a book. (He has not mentioned the Brown or Mediterranean race, but like many other authors like the famous historian S.V.Ketkar, author of the book, ‘History of Caste in India’, he probably believes them to be a branch of the Caucasian race).However, his ‘Multiregionalism’ theory has been refuted and rejected by several pro-Darwinian world experts.
Now, one more type of plausible ancestor, named ‘Australopithecus Deyiremeda ‘, has been identified on the basis of its strong jaws and small teeth, found in its fossils in the Afar area of Ethiopia, which is supposed to have been the contemporary of the hitherto known ancestor, named ‘Lucy’! So alongwith Mankind, the Knowledge of the process of Evolution is also evolving!
According to Biblical belief, the Mongols were probably the descendents of Cain (the eldest son of the primordial couple Adam and Eve), who was cursed by God to live an unsettled nomadic life for having slain his brother, Abel. Cain himself was not a Mongol, but a Negro. However, his descendents like Tubal-Cain were born Mongoloid as a result of Cain marrying a girl of a Mongol/Chinese tribe, who were Hittites and Sinites respectively, i.e. descendents of Canaan and Cain’s brother Seth. According to Anthropologists, the Mongoloid race, which includes the Mongols, Chinese and Japanese, and related tribes, came into existence as an adaptation of some wandering Hittites, to the cold Desert environment of Mongolia. This may be true, for as per the Bible, the descendants of Tubal Cain are said to have been migrating folk who were good at making and playing Musical instruments, as well as the manufacturing of Iron ware, as Mongolian Nomads were also supposed to be.
(What is intriguing is that the mentally retarded children with the genetic abnormality, ‘chromosome21Trisomy’, labelled ‘Down’s syndrome ‘have Mongoloid features, because of which the condition used to be known as ‘Mongolism’. This term is no longer prevalent, as it is offensive to the Mongolian people, who are not at all retarded in any sense. Nevertheless, the question does remain why all the children born with this disorder in any country of the world, should have mongoloid physiognomic features, and not of some other type, as for example, Negroid!)
It seems that there is much more to the process of Evolution than Darwin’s theory, for just recently, I saw a Television feature about ‘ Aliens’ on the History Channel, which suggested that the ‘Aliens’ may have played some part in evolution, at the point of branching out of the human race into many forms, possibly at the stage of arrival of the Cro-Magnon Men, who appeared in Europe around 35000 years back, and were quite different and superior to the pre-existing Neanderthals.
Prof. D.D. Kosambi, in his book, ‘ An introduction to the Study of Indian History’, has written that “The sudden appearance of a superior type like the Cro- Magnon man, the earliest form of the modern tall, erect man in Europe, with a bigger (dolichocephalic) skull, may have been the result of ‘such a fertile cross’.” The same could very well have been the cross between the earlier Neanderthal/Paleolithic man and the earliest Mongolians (at which stage, all the three main races are said to have been developed), who might have been taken to be an ‘Alien’ race by the Early Eurasian World, because of the different and unfamiliar looks. For it has not been proved till to date that any ‘extraterrestrial ‘Alien’ ever existed on this earth.Or it may be a Neanderthal-Protomediterranean cross. However, it is not certain where exactly the ‘cross’ took place, in Europe or in Asia.
Hence, the Cro-Magnon Man was a Hybrid race, which was marked by a larger head and more intelligence than the Neanderthals, may be because of acquisition of the superior intelligence of the Other race (quite likely, the Mongoloid early humans), by cross-fertilisation of the Neanderthal race with it.
(Likewise, the later races like the Indo-Sythians, Aryo- Scythians are also mixed races, with Mongoloid and possibly a Dravidian mixture, and are quite different from the original Scythians, who are said to have been purely Caucasoid Europeans of the Alpine type, characterised by a typical European look, viz. a brachycephalic head, light coloured hair, Fair skin, blue eyes, Straight nose, and a tall, stocky build.)
Therefore , the so-called ‘Aliens’ could not have been any real reptilian or serpent-like Aliens, nor Mythical creatures, but must have been real early human entities, named so by the early Europeans, because of the ‘strange’ looking (to the non-mongoloid early humans) facial features of the Mongoloid people, like the slanting eyes with puffy eyelids, which might have looked serpentlike to the former, and their slender bodily build, which were in gross contrast to the Neanderthal man.
(The Origin of the Cro- Magnon, I.e. ‘Big-headed’ Man is from a hill in Dordogne, France, appearing c.35000 years ago. This type is associated with the Aurignacian Flint industry, relating to the early stages of the Upper Paleolithic culture in Europe and Near East, to about 34000-29000 years ago, that is, the early Neolithic period. The Origin of the name ‘Aurignacian’ comes from Fr. Aurignacien, of Aurignac in SW France, where objects from this culture were found.) This more evolved and sophisticated type came to light after nearly 100,000 or more years of the Neanderthal primitive, ape like caveman.
These are interesting and challenging Points related to Evolution of Human-kind, which should make a good subject for further study and research!
Darke Jensen of the Dept of Bioscience, Aarhus University is doing research
on the link of human beings with reptilian Humanoids, along with Danish research workers and those from Univ of Amsterdam(ref. Website: Message to Eagle).