An update to the ‘Ata’ humanoid case comes to us all the way from Germany. News source GreWi.de recently interviewed Dr. Garry Nolan, the Stanford geneticist that is head of the investigation into the so-called “Atacama Humanoid”. Dr. Nolan discusses recent updates on the case. It’s definitely another blow to the Sirius documentary.
Thus, any speculation you hear from me in the movie (Sirius) is a “point in time” – and you will even hear me contradict my own conclusions later in the documentary as new data is revealed.
My early statement on camera that this (being) might have been eating, breathing and living is no longer a conclusion I feel strongly about. Dr. Lachman never said that, so it would be incorrect to broadly include him in what I (personally) stated tentatively. I repeat – the tenet and basis of the documentary approach was to hear me “speculate” – not conclude. Even at the time of the “last interview” in the documentary we only thought the specimen’s bones “appeared” to suggest an older specimen than the size would lead one to believe.
The bone results are the only thing right now that suggests it is older. “Suggest” does not equal “prove”. That the bone epiphyses are “apparently” 6-8 years does not “prove” it was 6-8 years. It just makes the question worth answering as to “why” the bones look older. Is it an artifact of the mummification or drying process? Some new form of rapid aging? I don’t know and I suspect we won’t ever truly know without a lot more work. And I am not sure the specimen, at the end of the day, is worth that much more worry and scrutiny. -Dr. Garry Nolan
Read the rest of the interview here.