“Skull Shakes Up Family Tree: Cannabinoids Calm It” ~ A New Posting on The Compassion Chronicles by Bryan W. Brickner

Share Article

In a new essay on The Compassion Chronicles, “Skull Shakes Up Family Tree: Cannabinoids Calm It,” author Bryan W. Brickner (lightly) addresses the recent findings regarding our migrations out of Africa – by noting they coincide with the evolution of the human cannabinoid system.

The Compassion Chronicles

Basically, these early people moving out of Africa, they were using their cannabinoid systems to do so.

A widely reported story this month from Science offers some clarity for an old question: “A complete skull from Dmanisi, Georgia, and the evolutionary biology of early homo,” has shed light on the controversy involving early human migrations, as the skull suggests that one species, not several, advanced out of Africa.

“Makes cannabinoid sense,” opened Bryan W. Brickner.

In “Skull Shakes Up Human Family Tree: Cannabinoids Calm It,” Brickner, one of many authors of The Cannabis Papers: A citizen’s guide to cannabinoids (2011), notes the overlay between the Dmanisi skulls and the evolution of the human cannabinoid system. The skulls are reported to be 1.8 million years old: the evolution of running and the cannabinoid system are reported to be 2 million years old.

“Cannabinoids are part of our evolution,” noted Brickner, “and the ability to run, which is cannabinoid dependent, is 2 million years old: so basically, these early people moving out of Africa, they were using their cannabinoid systems to do so.”

“This convergence of sciences,” continued Brickner, “with fields as diverse as paleoanthropology and neurobiology, are beginning to tell the same story – and it’s always our ability to change, to think new thoughts, with evolution providing the engine – our cannabinoid systems.”

“A genetic code, a line out of Africa: things are clearing,” Brickner closed, “you know – sort of.”

Brickner has a 1997 political science doctorate from Purdue University and is the author of several political theory books, to include The Promise Keepers (1999), Article the first of the Bill of Rights (2006), and The Book of the Is (2013). He also recently released the novella, thereafter: (Or, The crows of Wicker Park).

The Compassion Chronicles is an online destination for news, opinion, resources and networking.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Bryan W. Brickner

Steve Young
@BryanWBrickner
since: 09/2013
Follow >
Ew Publishing
since: 10/2013
Like >
Visit website