Was a woman the first prototype of homo-sapiens to appear on this special planet known as earth? Or was such a prototype of homo-sapiens a man? Of course, religions have their own answers to this ancient riddle, but none would be the one true answer to this ancient riddle. Why? Only the believers of the specific religions would believe and accept such answers. Therefore, we would not be able to know for sure, right? Instead of relying on the religions to give answers to this ancient riddle and in the process we might invoke unnecessary hatreds, and so we should look toward science for a more concrete answer to this ancient riddle.
Unfortunately, as now science isn’t yet being able to actually solve this ancient riddle. Nonetheless, we know science is very methodically and scientifically at solving problems. This is why science might come up with a more concrete answer for this ancient riddle. Still, we have to wonder how much longer would science have to take to be able to solve this ancient riddle of ours. In fact, this ancient riddle has been a mystery for ages, as far back as the first body of homo-sapiens walked the planet earth. It’s just fascinating to ask ourselves was the first body of homo-sapiens who walked the planet earth a man or a woman, right?
As now, we can’t really come up with an answer to finally demystify this ancient riddle of ours, but we can at least take a look at the clues we have. OK, before I go any further on this subject, I must confess that I’m not a biologist or even have a good enough understanding of biology or microbiology, therefore my understanding of the microbe world might not pan out entirely correct. With that being said, let us take a look at the clues we have so we might move in the direction in which perhaps someone might come up with the answer to our ancient riddle soon enough.
We know first prototype of homo-sapiens was probably not just sprung into the existence out of the thin air. In fact, it might be the evolution of single cell organisms. I believe single cell organisms would divide itself fast enough which gave them a lucky chance where an error in the cell division would occur and produce multi-organisms, but of course we might not know for certain how long was it took for single cell organisms to actually, randomly produce error which led to an evolution of single cell organisms, and the end result was the very first multicell organisms had sprung into the existence. To cut short, I believe from the evolution of multicell organisms, the very first homo-sapiens would spring into the existence.
Let us digress at this point and take on another angle. We know man or woman must born out of a woman belly, because it’s the truth as we observe it everyday! Perhaps, every single second we take notice, a baby is born? Don’t scrutinize me on this, because I don’t actually have the math of how many babies are born in a second in the world, but anyway let us go on. So, it’s unthinkable for us not to realize that our ancient riddle is in fact might be too difficult to solve. Why? Because we have to wonder how could a woman impregnate in the first place if every prototype child must be born from a woman belly. You see, there must be an entity which had impregnated a very first female body of homo-sapiens in the first place so that prototype of first child of homo-sapiens would come into existence. After all, everybody of homo-sapiens had always been born from a woman belly!
Of course, someone might argue confidently that there must be a very first male prototype (singular as in a man) of male homo-sapiens to go about and impregnate the very first female prototype (singular as in a woman) of homo-sapiens, otherwise how would we explain the existence of female wombs (i.e., how female homo-sapiens would bear the responsibility of giving birth), right? Nonetheless, how could we satisfy our ancient riddle if the mystery is still pointing to that everybody of homo-sapiens must come from a woman belly? The mystery points out that a very first male prototype of homo-sapiens must had been still first come into existence inside a belly of a very first female prototype of homo-sapiens.
Of course, we can always surmise that single cell organisms might evolve into a prototype of homo-sapiens which could be both male and female at the same time. Through times, such a culture of a bi-special prototype of homo-sapiens might choose to develop in a way which each member would choose a specialty of their own. This way, a group of bi-special prototype of homo-sapiens might specialize in only hunting, therefore had no need in bearing children — slowly moving away from developing wombs and evolving away from female-hood. This might explain how we arrive to have male and female homo-sapiens, right?
Nonetheless, evolution of developing specialties for certain needs doesn’t seem to be satisfactory. After all, it will take ages to do so if it’s even possible. This is why I think it was the freak accidents that actually gave way to the existence of female and male homo-sapiens. Freak accidents? In this context, it’s a good thing. It’s Darwinism! It’s an evolution of how single cell organisms evolved into multicell organisms; multicell organisms evolved into bi-special prototype of homo-sapiens; bi-special prototype of homo-sapiens evolved into specializations of prototypes of homo-sapiens (i.e., female and male homo-sapiens). This evolution template branch might be a mere blueprint for all living things, I think. Why a mere blueprint? Perhaps, each living thing might evolve quite similarly but each also might take each own unique timeline to arrive at specific point where a clear distinction between female and male prototypes of living things would occur. Anyhow, we have digressed at this point as I try to go into the matter of all living things.
In conclusion, our ancient riddle stands unsolved, because there is not a scientific proof of how man had come into the existence. I guess, the existence of a woman was and is always a given. After all, all offsprings must come from women’ bellies. Of course, as where this stands, the mystery of a very first man doesn’t belittle the role of men at all. After all, before the existence of the science of in vitro fertilization, women could not be impregnated without men. This is why the mystery is deepening, and so our ancient riddle is too! Isn’t this fascinating?
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