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The Mysterious Denisovan Fossils of Siberia

Saturday, November 30, 2013    

An odd and provocative announcement appeared November 19th in various science and nature magazines, such as, http://www.nature.com/news/mystery-humans-spiced-up-ancients-sex-lives-1.14196. The article is about the genetic sequencing of two fossil finds from the same cave site in Siberia, one from a Neanderthal (H. sapiens neandertalensis) and a finger bone from a Denisovan female specimen discovered in 2008. The previously unknown species is named after the Denisova Cave. Because both the Denisovan and Neanderthal genomes come from bones discovered in the same cave, they are thought to be “cousins.” 

A year later (2009), analysis of the Denisovan mitochondrial DNA sequence revealed that it belonged to a kind of human being never before seen. It had been thought by many to be a species of Homo Sapiens (our species). Others classify it under the more general "hominin" (as a possible Homo Sapiens). This month’s articles revealed that more genetic information about “the mystery humans” was uncovered. In my own research I’d thought the new Denisovan fossil was archaic human, archaic H. Sapiens until I learned of the uncertain classification. The newest articles indicate the intermixing of an "unknown human type." 

Denisovans are known only from this distal manual phalanx bone and two unusually large molars, all excavated at Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains in southern Siberia. DNA from the fossils, well preserved by the cold climate, has been sequenced by the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig. However, the fossil DNA does not show up in the genomes of the Chinese or any other Asian people. Therefore they are not yellow Sangik race as would be classified in The UB’s terminology.

It should be noted that the article writer is a bit confused. His second last paragraph reads, "Most surprisingly, Reich said, the genomes indicate that Denisovans interbred with yet another extinct population of archaic humans that lived in Asia more than 30,000 years ago — one that is neither human nor Neanderthal." Oddly the writer discusses them as human in the next paragraph!

I can see grounds for the author’s confusion. For The UB readers, the time line of over 30,000 years ago is right for offspring of Adam and Eve, known as the Adamites (the violet race after the default). Note however that the date of the fossil site has been variously reported as 41,000 years old a year ago (2012) or 80,000 years ago by the BBC, both dates from long before Adam and Eve’s arrival on Urantia. As you can see, the uncertainties that plague the Denisovan discovery may possibly scuttle my Adamite theory. However let us proceed to explore it.

“The planetary history of the violet race, begin[s] soon after the default of Adam, about 35,000 B.C., and extend[s] down through its amalgamation with the Nodite and Sangik races, about 15,000 B.C.” (78:0.2)

“The more intelligent of the races of earth looked forward eagerly to the time when they would be permitted to intermarry with the superior children of the violet race … as it was, tremendous gains resulted from the small amount of the blood of this imported race which the evolutionary peoples incidentally secured.” (74:7.23, pg. 836)

Is the “pure” violet race human?  Technically perhaps not, especially as to how their DNA must look to our genetic scientists, since the “imported” violet race does not spring organically from human populations as the Sangik races did. They are the children of a Material Son and Daughter. 

“These Material Sons are the highest type of sex-reproducing beings to be found on the training spheres of the evolving universes. And they are really material.” (45:5.3, pg. 515)

Adam and Eve were the founders of the violet race of men, the ninth human race to appear on Urantia. Adam and his offspring had blue eyes, and the violet peoples were characterized by fair complexions and light hair color—yellow, red, and brown.” (76:4.1, pg. 850)

The identity of the Denisovan female as a child of the Adamites does at least theoretically explain the discordant information in the DNA research.

There is one other significant detail about the findings in the Denisovan cave. It was originally thought the bone might belong to a member of our own species, Homo sapiens, because of the discovery of a sophisticated artifact. A beautiful stone bracelet of polished green chlorite found in the same deposits could only be the work of modern humans, unless perhaps of the unknown “human group.” It is a find that would be consistent with the presence of the more artistically gifted Adamites on the scene.

Readers of The UB might like to agree that this hypothetical group whose unfamiliar DNA has been found could be the violet race. We are tempted to view these discoveries as supportive of the information revealed in The UB.  However, it is mysterious that violet race DNA would be considered “unknown” because much of it should be present in the genetic sequencing of modern day races. Perhaps it is the quantity of undiluted violet race blood (the unfamiliar DNA) that is mystifying the researchers. There is a lot to speculate on here. The scientists are speculating also! More info is most definitely needed to clear up the mysteries.

Other sources: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/07/125-missing-human-ancestor/shreeve-text

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19423147 (2012)

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