Siam, The Cradle of Humankind?

Feb 01, 2010
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An ancient ape fossil found in a Krabi coal mine links earliest man to Thailand.


In case you missed it, this topic has been briefly touched upon by readers’ comments in the earlier post Earful of Nonsense. Main question arising was – this being Siam – how to gauge the intellect of a people. Now we have proof. Siam is the cradle of humankind.

Forget the Romans; forget the Greeks; forget the origins of mankind in Africa where 32-million-year-old fossils of anthropoid primates were discovered. An ancient ape fossil found in a Krabi coal mine links earliest man to Thailand.

“The anthropoidia primates – an order that includes humans like us – might have originated right here in Thailand, the recent discovery of a 35-million-year old Siamese ape fossil has suggested,” we learn from The Nation.

Now this discovery has epochal consequences. Not only have anthropologists to rewrite their encyclopedias. The very elemental questions, “Where do we come from?” and “Who are we?” get a whole new dimension.

The Nation tells us: The “Siamese ape was a highly evolved ancestor of anthropoidia primates” – quoting geologist Dr. Yaowalak Chaimanee that the discovery proved that anthropoidia primates originated and evolved in Asia, contradicting previous theories the anthropoidia primates’ ancestors and apes originated in Africa.

Well, many things and virtues originate in Siam for that, such as sufficiency, six-hour golf rounds, visa rules, ladyboys, shuffling flip-flops and walking ATMs. Some proudly proclaim Thailand invented the spoon. Oh, and Red Bull and carrying the bus fare in the earhole. And suicide with a plastic bag over the head, handcuffed on the back.

As someone else wrote, Thais invented the art of making fat, butt ugly, hairy, smelly slobs with no life think that they are handsome and important.

One could go on and on.

Why shouldn’t human mankind originate in Siam?


Bangkok Dan also blogs at Absolutely Bangkok


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