Monday, December 02, 2013
Daily 2 Cents: Anomalous Humanoid In Argentina -- German Cannibal Cop Arrested -- Humans Are Pig / Ape Hybrids?
Argentina: Anomalous Humanoid Figure in Necochea
This is from Scott Corrales at INEXPLICATA-THE JOURNAL OF HISPANIC UFOLOGY - Contributing editor Guillermo D. Giménez submits these intriguing photographs with the following message: "Magnification of the photograph taken on November 19  along the coast of Necochea (Buenos Aires Province, Argentina) where a towering humanoid figure can be seen over the coast. What do you think? Photograph is being analyzed by FAO - Argentinean Ufology Foundation - directed by Luis Burgos from La Plata."
Keep an eye on Inexplicata for further updates.
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German Cannibal Cop Arrested
Police in Dresden say they have arrested a 55-year-old police officer on suspicion of murder after the body of another man was found in the Erz mountains in eastern Germany.
Investigators believe that the two men met via an internet site for cannibalism fetishists.
The suspect denies eating body parts and says he killed the man at his request.
The dead man lived in Hanover and had been reported missing.
Police say that the victim was killed and dismembered, and that his body parts were buried on a piece of land in the mountainous region which belonged to the alleged killer.
The arrested man, identified as Detlef G, works for Saxony's State Office of Criminal Investigation in the forensics department.
German media report that he is an expert in handwriting analysis. Read more at German policeman arrested in possible 'cannibal' case
'Vampire' Gigolo Trial
Mark Perry, the man accused of ordering the hit on ''vampire'' gigolo Shane Chartres-Abbott, will stand trial for murder in March.
Perry, 45, appeared briefly in the Supreme Court via videolink from prison on Friday.
He and two other men have pleaded not guilty to murdering Chartres-Abbott.
Crown prosecutor Andrew Tinney, SC, told the court the trial of the three men, which is due to begin on March 17, was expected to take six weeks.
Chartres-Abbott, 28, had been on trial in 2003 in the County Court for the rape and mutilation of Perry's former girlfriend when he was killed.
He was shot by two men as he left his Reservoir home to go to court on June 4, 2003.
Chartres-Abbott's girlfriend watched as the killers shot the gigolo in the neck, then bashed her father.
The court had heard bizarre claims a week earlier that Chartres-Abbott had told a client he was a 200-year-old vampire who drank blood to survive. Perry, who was arrested in Perth on July 2 after disappearing in 2007, is accused of being at the heart of the events leading up to Chartres-Abbott's death.
He allegedly paid $200,000 to have Chartres-Abbott killed because of what he had done to his former girlfriend.
His two other co-accused, Evangelos Goussis and another man who cannot be named, pleaded not guilty at an earlier committal hearing and claimed a key witness could not be believed.
The woman who was raped told a separate committal hearing how Perry had vowed to get the man who had attacked her. - The Age
Humans emerged from male pig and female chimp, world's top geneticist says
Humans are actually hybrids, who emerged as an offspring of a male pig and a female chimpanzee, according to one of the world's leading geneticist.
Turning the theory of human ancestry on its head, Dr Eugene McCarthy — one of the world's leading authorities on hybridization in animals from the University of Georgia has suggested that humans didn't evolve from just apes but was a backcross hybrid of a chimpanzee and pigs.
His hypothesis is based on the fact that though humans have many features in common with chimps, there are a lot more that don't correspond to any other primates. He then suggests that there is only one animal in the animal kingdom that has all of the traits which distinguish humans from our primate cousins.
"What is this other animal that has all these traits? The answer is Sus scrofa - the ordinary pig" he says.
He explains: "Genetically, we're close to chimpanzees, and yet we have many physical traits that distinguish us from chimpanzees. One fact, however, suggests the need for an open mind: as it turns out, many features that distinguish humans from chimpanzees also distinguish them from all other primates. Features found in human beings, but not in other primates, cannot be accounted for by hybridization of a primate with some other primate. If hybridization is to explain such features, the cross will have to be between a chimpanzee and a non-primate - an unusual, distant cross to create an unusual creature."
Dr McCarthy suggests that Charles Darwin told only half the story of human evolution.
"We believe that humans are related to chimpanzees because humans share so many traits with chimpanzees. Is it not rational then also, if pigs have all the traits that distinguish humans from other primates, to suppose that humans are also related to pigs? Let us take it as our hypothesis, then, that humans are the product of ancient hybridization between pig and chimpanzee," he said.
According to Dr McCarthy, if we compare humans with non-mammals or invertebrates like the crocodile, bullfrog, octopus, dragonfly and starfish, pigs and chimpanzees suddenly seem quite similar to humans.
Pigs and chimpanzees differ in chromosome counts. The opinion is often expressed that when two animals differ in this way, they cannot produce fertile hybrids. This rule is, however, only a generalization. While such differences do tend to have an adverse effect on the fertility of hybrid offspring, it is also true that many different types of crosses in which the parents differ in chromosome counts produce hybrids that capable themselves of producing offspring.
There is substantial evidence supporting the idea that very distantly related mammals can mate and produce a hybrid.
Another suggestive fact, Dr McCarthy says is the frequent use of pigs in the surgical treatment of human beings. Pig heart valves are used to replace those of human coronary patients. Pig skin is used in the treatment of human burn victims. "Serious efforts are now underway to transplant kidneys and other organs from pigs into human beings. Why are pigs suited for such purposes? Why not goats, dogs, or bears - animals that, in terms of taxonomic classification, are no more distantly related to human beings than pigs?," he said.
"It might seem unlikely that a pig and a chimpanzee would choose to mate, but their behaviour patterns and reproductive anatomy does, in fact, make them compatible. It is, of course, a well-established fact that animals sometimes attempt to mate with individuals that are unlike themselves, even in a natural setting, and that many of these crosses successfully produce hybrid offspring," he adds.
Dr Eugene McCarthy says that the fact that even modern-day humans are relatively infertile may be significant in this connection.
"If a hybrid population does not die out altogether, it will tend to improve in fertility with each passing generation under the pressure of natural selection. Fossils indicate that we have had at least 200,000 years to recover our fertility since the time that the first modern humans (Homo sapiens) appeared. The earliest creatures generally recognized as human ancestors (Ardipithecus, Orrorin) date to about six million years ago. So our fertility has had a very long time to improve. If we have been recovering for thousands of generations and still show obvious symptoms of sterility, then our earliest human ancestors, if they were hybrids, must have suffered from an infertility that was quite severe. This line of reasoning, too, suggests that the chimpanzee might have produced Homo sapiens by crossing with a genetically incompatible mate, possibly even one outside the primate order," he said. - Times of India
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