Thursday, April 27, 2023

Will Lucy Become a Conehead?

If human kind is around 3.2 million years from now, what will hominids look like? Lucy, the famous Australopithecus fossil, would not exactly “fit” in, if she were to roam her original habitat today. Her ancestors, despite their prehensility would find themselves in a similar predicament, if they traveled back in time. However, would these "space cadets" be that much taller than their forbears. If Lucy was 3.5 feet tall and one estimates an average height of 5’5” for women to 5’10” for men in another 3.2 million years hominid women would be about 7’5." It would be a stretch for a hominid male from the present age to reach up to embrace his counterpart 3.2 million years in the future for a slow dance or even just a peck on the cheek. Lucy had a small brain, estimated to be the size of a chimp, but since present day humans have a relatively large brain, one could assume that 3.2 million years hence, a male of the species will be about 7’10” with a brain so large that it would be a heavy weight to bear on such a gangly body. The psychological expression about carrying baggage would applying to your hominid in 3,202,023 AD or 6.4 million years from the Pliocene era. Hominids of the future will undoubtedly be beyond neurotic and self-conscious; they will be a race of belly button gazers simply because of the direction in which their skulls will be naturally pointed. Still the Lucy of the future or her male counterpart are both likely to be a chips off the old block, particularly because the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

read "The Wormhole Society" by Francis Levy, The East Hampton Star

and listen to "Funky Broadway" by Wilson Pickett

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