New evidence found by scientists has started to suggest that the people living on the islands of Melanesia could have a human DNA that the world has never seen. The theory is that this DNA does not come from a Neanderthal or Denisovan (which are the two ancient species we most closely relate humans with). Scientists believe that they come from a new undiscovered species that came from the South Pacific, northeast of Australia.
IS THERE A NEW “HUMAN” SPECIES WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED?
According to common knowledge about 100,00+ years ago, our ancestors migrated out of Africa and were familiarized with other hominid species living in Europe and other similar areas. A DNA research scientist, Bohlender notes that the historical significance of the cases is perhaps its most interesting aspect. He undertook a study that traced the connection between humans and the Neanderthals and Denisovans. His study revealed that we may not look as closely at ancient human history as we ought to. If we had, we would have noticed that the connection between Neanderthals and Denisovans is not a close one. Apart from that, we also have a connection with other unidentified species.
Various studies conducted on the subject have stated that we have about 1.5 to 5 percent of Denisovans DNA. Another study which was undertaken this year showed that we owed diseases like heart attacks to our Neanderthal DNA. While HPV was first transmitted between Neanderthals and Denisovans, Bohlender by using these highly reliable sources estimated that there are certain missing links in what we know about the story of the Neanderthal. He states that maybe if we know more about the Neanderthal we would find out that there exist links with many other species that we do not know about. It is at this juncture that Bohlender introduces his theory of the third species that must have had critical implications and therefore could perhaps explain the presence of unknown DNA strands in humans. However, at this point in time, this is purely based on conjecture and the presence of a third species has not yet been validated by science. All that we have as evidence are bones, teeth, and missing links. However, we are yet to receive any proof that can make this information factually true.