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Oldest DNA Reveals Amazing Lost World

Ice sheets cover Greenland, the world’s largest non-continental island, throughout the year. However, the environment was not like this in the past. The Danish researchers recently claimed that the temperature was between 11 and 17 degrees Celsius, there, two million years ago. They have collected DNAs of animals (and also plants and microbes), which used to roam in Greenland during that period of time.

As mentioned in an article recently published in earth.com, the Danish researchers found the DNAs from sediment collected in Greenland. They believe that the island nation (situated in North America, and is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago) was once full of animals and plants. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen confirmed on December 7, 2022 that they identified DNAs of a variety of animals (like mastodons, reindeers and rabbits), and plants (poplar, birch, various bacteria and algae). As DNA is a self-replicating material that carries the genetic information of living organisms, it is often called the blueprint of life.

Mastodons were basically a proboscidean, belonging to the extinct genus Mammut (or Mammoth), which inhabited North and Central America during the late Miocene or late Pliocene up to their extinction at the end of the Pleistocene, 10,000-11,000 years ago. They used to live in herds and were predominantly forest-dwelling animals. Mastodons, the extinct relatives of elephants, generally had a browsing diet, distinct from that of the contemporary Columbian mammoth, which tended towards grazing. Professor Eske Willerslev, the Director of the Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre at the University of Copenhagen, has stated that the discovery of mastodon DNA is a great surprise, as no one found the mastodon DNA in Greenland in the past.

Professor Willerslev, the Lead Researcher, stressed: “No one would have predicted this ecosystem in northern Greenland at this time.” He claimed that the environment had created unique forested ecosystems for species, which used to live in both cool and temperate atmospheres. The palaeo-geneticist added: “These organisms had an ability to adapt in composition and in range that we do not understand and we cannot predict. Reindeers, according to palaeontologists, should not have survived; they should not even exist at that time.” “As a result of Global Warming, that is exactly what we are going to see in Greenland in the next few years,” insisted Professor Willerslev.

The Danish researchers have identified DNAs of nearly of 100 species of animals and plants from 41 types of mineral-rich sediments. Although the samples were collected in Greenland in 2006, no DNA has been identified from those in the last 16 years. The modern and advanced DNA detection methods have helped researchers identify DNAs of animals, plants and microbes, dating back two million years, from those samples. According to Professor Willerslev, extinct species cannot be brought back by using the identified DNAs. However, their research would certainly provide information about how future ecosystems would respond to Climate Change or Global Warming.

Earlier, the oldest DNA of a mammoth (another animal of the elephant family), dating back 1.2 million years, was identified in Greenland. The carcass of the animal survived in the icy conditions of Greenland. It may be noted that Human Beings, or the Homo Sapiens Sapiens, had evolved 0.3 million years earlier than the mammoth.

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  1. RE “Earlier, the oldest DNA of a mammoth (another animal of the elephant family), dating back 1.2 million years, was identified in Greenland. The carcass of the animal survived in the icy conditions of Greenland. It may be noted that Human Beings, or the Homo Sapiens Sapiens, had evolved 0.3 million years earlier than the mammoth.”

    Evidently “science” doesn’t have the facts straight. Because homo sapiens are typically claimed to have been around for some 400,000 years, and homo sapiens sapiens even half that time. Yet you claim they’ve been around 1.5 million years.

    It’s reminiscent of what homo sapiens really are ….

    At the core of homo sapiens is unwisdom (ie, madness) and so the human label of “wise” (ie, sapiens) is a complete collective self-delusion — study the free scholarly essay “The 2 Married Pink Elephants In The Historical Room” … https://www.rolf-hefti.com/covid-19-coronavirus.html

    Once you understand that humans are “invisibly” insane you’ll UNDERSTAND (well, perhaps) why they, especially their alleged experts, perpetually come up with myths and lies about everything … including about themselves (their nature, their intelligence, their origins, etc).

    “… doctors and scientists are now on the same lever of public confidence as the scum living in the swamp.” — Unknown in 2022

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