August 8, 2016
The Mysterious Origins Of Hybrid Man by Susan B. Martinez Ph.D is a reasonable book that calls into question the conventional tenet of evolution.
Martinez carries out an extensive view into many of the myths that have been propounded regarding evolution, and buttresses her argument in a sound and cogent manner.
The fact that the author uses extensive references also helps quite a bit.
Although this book is quite interesting, it feels that it could have accomplished more because it seems the author takes a one dimensional view into analyzing certain evidence.
For instance, to argue her thesis the author argues that “little people” were quite common in the past. There’s nothing wrong with this. The problem arises from it getting more focus within her book than the topic of ‘giants’ in his ancient history.
There are reliable authors such as Michael Cremo, and others, who have come out showing evidence of there being skeletons of giants in ancient history, and it would have been more balanced if the author covered this part at length rather than giving it a cursory glance.
While the author at one point touches upon Cremo for an instant, she never even bothers delving into his magnum opus Forbidden Archeology, which is chock full of reliable archeological data that destroys the foundation of ancient history better than any other book out there.
The author does argue that much of civilization along the pacific, and even in part of the Americas stems from a mass migration after/during ancient Lemuria’s downfall. That argument of hers, which is quite strong, has also been argued quite well given the evidence she showcases to argue that component of her thesis.
In totality, the book is a pretty good book, but it could have been far better if Martinez would have delved into other areas to look at all evidence available taking a multidimensional approach rather than view history through one lens.