Proceedings of The 5th International Conference on New Findings On Humanities and Social Sciences
The hypothesis of Homo loquens
Dan M. Mrejeru
This paper aims to demonstrate, with hopefully robust arguments, that a unique chain of geophysical events (starting 43,000 years ago) influenced the Homo sapiens brain, transforming its mental setup, which resulted in a language-ready brain. This transformation led to a new species, which is distinct from the original Homo sapiens. I have called this new species Homo loquens because of its unique mental abilities based on language.
This research may be relevant for Anthropology, Linguistics, and Social Neuroscience fields while envisaging the entire advent of civilization from a new perspective.
In my opinion, the language-ready brain, with its associated mental outcomes, are the only generators of the current civilization that turned out to be unrelated to any of the previous stone-age developments.
I have to mention that many of my papers uploaded on my site on academia.edu in the Social Neuroscience section, and the aspects presented here are interrelated. However, they provide plenty of details, argumentation, and references, which could not fit the current paper’s format.
Humans became unique on this planet because of a language-ready brain and the further development of the language. The language-ready brain was the result of a complex transformation of the Homo neural networks. In the meantime, the information technology specialists showed that such language contains the textbook for generating all possible technologies.
The main factor that gradually changed the Homo brain was the repeated occurrence of geomagnetic events, which favored the penetration of the cosmogenic radiation’s penetration through the atmosphere of the Earth, thus increasing by 20 to 80% the presence of the C 14 isotope in the atmospheric concentration.
The animal organisms assimilate C 14 Glucose when feeding on vegetables. In short, atmospheric C14 isotopes, as absorbed into C14 Glucose, stimulate oxygen species (ROS). And it regulates the production and inhibition of nitric oxides (NO), which both have interrelated roles in neurogenesis. This paper also aims to explain the differentiation in neurogenesis that occurred between Homo and other species.
The main study used in my investigation is Low-dose or low-dose-rate ionizing radiation-induced bioeffects in animal models, authored by Feng Ru Tang, Weng Keong Loke, and Boo Cheong Khoo of the University of Singapore. The paper was published in the Journal of Radiation Research (online 2016 December 27). (doi: 10.1093/jrr/rrw120). The authors said: “In this review paper, we aimed to update radiation researchers and radiologists on the current progress achieved in understanding the LDIR/LDRIR-induced bionegative and biopositive effects reported in the various animal models.” The authors concluded: “In summary, under certain circumstances, experimental animal data suggests that LDRIR/LDRRIR exposure may not only promote fertility and prolong the lifespan, but also induce immunological modification, give anti-tumor ability, slow progression of atherosclerosis, and ameliorate diabetic nephropathy. More data is needed to be generated to validate existing claims of biopositive/hormetic effects on humans.”
The high prehistoric concentration of atmospheric C-14 isotope, assimilated in C-14 Glucose, transformed the neural networks and its architecture by increasing the neurogenesis processes that became solely directed toward a higher cognition capability and brain plasticity. Such a complex process generated a type of intelligence vastly different from that of Homo sapiens.