When people discuss the origin of Humanity, a lot of different theories are debated. It has come to my attention that most people will only accept one angle out of all the possibilities. The standard belief is that we have come to be by slowly evolving from apes. Others, believe we were created by God. Despite opposing claims from either side, there is a lot of evidence to support both claims. Is there really only one correct belief? I believe that the truth will be found when people look into both theories with an open and scientific mind.
It is a well known fact that species evolve due to a number of factors such as: environment, mutation, and natural selection. Human beings have broken these laws by cross-breeding certain animals. These animals are called hybrids and can not produce offspring. Even if pregnancy takes place, the fetus is quickly miscarried due to a difference in blood type. This is caused by red cell alloimmunization. This same pregnancy issue happens in homo sapiens. Is this because, we too, are hybrids?
There is substantial evidence to suggest that an Alien race known as the Anunnaki bred with homo erectus and created the modern humans. Zecharia Sitchin deciphered ancient Sumerian tablets that described the genetic mixing of Anunnaki DNA with the Homo Erectus species.
We have evolved from apes and have been “created” in the Gods image. Almost all religious texts describe this event in one way or another. It is also common knowledge that creatures evolve in order to continue surviving. I urge you to seek for information in either of these theories that dismisses the credibility of the other. I know that with an honest look, you will see that these theories can coexist together and form a mixedtheory that is closer to truth.
The Allegory of the Cave (Analogy of the Cave, Plato’s Cave, Parable of the Cave) is presented by the Ancient Greek philosopher Plato in the Republic to compare “…the effect of education (παιδεία) and the lack of it on our nature“. It is written as a dialogue between Plato’s brother Glaucon and his mentor Socrates, narrated by the latter. The Allegory of the Cave is presented after the Analogy of the Sun and the Analogy of the Divided Line. All three are characterized in relation to dialectic (διάλεκτος) at the end of books VII and VIII.
Plato has Socrates describe a gathering of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall by things passing in front of a fire behind them, and begin to designate names to these shadows. The shadows are as close as the prisoners get to viewing reality. He then explains how the philosopher is like a prisoner who is freed from the cave and comes to understand that the shadows on the wall do not make up reality at all, as he can perceive the true form of reality rather than the mere shadows seen by the prisoners.
The Allegory may be related to Plato’s Theory of Forms, according to which the “Forms” (or “Ideas“/”Archetypes“), and not the material world of change known to us through sensation, possess the highest and most fundamental kind of reality. Only knowledge of the Forms constitutes real knowledge. Socrates informs Glaucon that the most excellent must learn the greatest of all studies, which is to behold the Good. Those who have ascended to this highest level, however, must not remain there but must return to the cave and dwell with the prisoners, sharing in their labors and honors.
Plato’s Phaedo contains similar imagery to that of the Allegory of the Cave; a philosopher recognizes that before philosophy, his soul was “a veritable prisoner fast bound within his body… and that instead of investigating reality by itself and in itself it is compelled to peer through the bars of its prison.”