That’s right: we apparently have ancestors who are technically not neanderthals (cavemen), but an UNDISCOVERED human species we haven’t even discovered. And why do we know this? Because of our saliva! The gooey stuff coming out of our mouths when we eat and suck on stuff.
Now we know you’re asking just how valid this discovery is and why hacking a loogie would be one of the world’s most important anthropological finds, but here’s the thing — it’s a certain kind of spit, containing a rare protein, which literally only as much as 8% of the entire human population today contains. And that 8% actually exists in the sub-saharan African region.
This is a benchmark of scientific discovery, because nowhere else in history or today have we found this protein — not even in the anthropological study of hominids — as in, neanderthals, our common cavemen of old, do not have this kind of saliva in their mouths.
What this means is that there must be an undiscovered human species out there. No fossil record at all. Our ancestors back in the day must’ve interbred with them, supplying us with the genome developing this one single protein in saliva, and scientists now think it’s that protein capable of potentially curing all sorts of diseases.
It’s a big deal, and let this sink in for a moment. Why do you think you can’t contract AIDS through kissing? Your saliva. Imagine that protein in your spit and the kind of immunities you may have.
Yes, an interesting find, indeed!