The theory of evolution is just that, a theory – it has many holes in it and I will not get into the debate about it. What we cannot debate is that African men have gone through tremendous social evolution within the last 100 years and find themselves having to adapt or die.
We have had several ages in one lifetime and when we look to the future we wonder what our children will evolve into.
Looking at the evolutionary history of the African man some scientists (myself) have researched the fossilised remains of African men to produce a Darwinian model of social evolution.
Homo Africanus – the original inhabitant of the plains of Africa, he was top of the food chain, a dominant species who did not accept defiance. He used violence to get what he wanted; he hunted and foraged for opportunities in a desperately poor environment.
He lived on a delicate balance of life and death, his understanding of the world was limited to what he saw and what he didn’t see, ancestors and spirits guided his daily actions.
Homo Africanus still lives in most parts of Africa today and is facing extinction because of his more evolved cousin, Homo Modernus.
Homo Colonius – the split between Homo Africanus and Homo Colonius happened around 120 years ago. Homo colonius began to use rudimentary tools and developed a new sense of thinking.
Homo Africanus was banished to the rural outreaches of Africa. Soon Homo Colonius had medicines to help him live longer, education allowed him to write his history for the first time. His thinking was not intuitive but rational, based on facts and figures, but even he couldn’t last and found himself facing extinction.
Homo Diaporus – a branch of Homo Africanus migrated (some forcibly, some voluntarily) to Europe and the Americas. In this harsh cold climate, Africanus had to evolve quickly to adapt to the environment.
They came into contact with new tools and ideas to help their cousins the Africanus, this nomadic species always had a homing instinct to return to its original habitat. It could never be tamed by its new environment, this branch evolved into Homo Modernus.
Homo Modernus – the return of Homo Modernus to its original habitat was the trigger needed to help the original Homo Africanus to evolve into a modern being. Homo Modernus, had an innate instinct and a body of knowledge to guide him.
He is less violent, chauvinistic, arrogant, more conciliatory, more communicative and understanding. He is less prejudicial, more caring, more secure in his own skin, and more adaptable than Homo Africanus.
Today Homo Africanus lives in a totally different habitat that he grew up in, as an old man told me recently, “I am taking my grandson to get some earrings, imagine that?”
Homo Africanus has no choice but to evolve to keep up with the times, he watches Big Brother, Pop Idol, Prison Break, surfs the internet, and tries to keep up with Homo Modernus who has all his attributes plus more.