Hello there, fellow Stonehearthians. I’m Dr. S. Cube Ph.D, here to inform you of a new theory I have been thoroughly researching for the past several months. Thank you for taking the time to here my lecture.
What, you may ask, is Dr. Cube going to tell us about? Well, ask no longer, for I am unveiling my studies: a revolutionary theory that may overhaul our understanding of the current Stonehearthian evolution theory.
While there is no true, legitimate Stonehearthian Evolution Theory, (SET), the accepted belief is that Stonehearthians diverged from apes several million years ago, yadda-yadda, just like we, Homo sapiens, did. However, new scientific discoveries that I have made proves this belief wrong! The Wombat Evolution Theory (WET) is backed by hard evidence and cool drawings!
I have been excavating near Steoffersington by the sight of the recent berserk mammoth attack when I discovered that the mammoth had unearthed a hole that had some odd looking bones in it. I peered over and they were unlike any I’ve ever seen! Take a look at slide 1:
Slide 1: A Fascinating Discovery!
After further analyzing the bones, I found it to be a missing link between wombats and humans. Now we all know the normal wombat, or Vombatus ursinus: walking serenely, being cute, munching on leaves, like Slide 2:
Slide 2: The Average Wombat: Vombatus ursinus
Finding these bones led me to analyze what I believe is a very early ancestor, barely beginning the wombat-Stonehearthian transition, which I have coined the name Vombatus stantes, or Standing Wombat which will be Slide 3:
Slide 3: The Standing Wombat
As you can see, it uses 2 feet and can hold rocks for use. Also, the eyes are bigger and slightly more near each other and stubs that will become toes have grown.
While this is an extraordinary find, I hungered for more proof in order to cement the WET. After scouting several areas near Steoffersington, I struck gold: I found a more advanced form of the wombat evolution. This is where wombat evolution diverges completely with Stonehearthian evolution: Thus, we must adopt a new species name: Patriasaxumfoco facem, or Native of Stonehearth torch, because of the species’s adoption of fire:
Slide 4: Drawing is cool!
Obviously, this species has adopted the use of fire. Also, his nose has become more human shaped and his ears have finally moved the the humanoid position. The wombatish fur has receded and is now only on the hindquarters.
After meticulously combing through every inch of the land near Steoffersington, I finally found a final species: the missing link connecting wombats to Stonehearthians! I’ve named it Patriasaxumfoco iungo, which means Native of Stonehearth connector for obvious reasons:
Slide 5: The Missing Link!
Aside from residual fur on the back of the neck and the nose being slightly dark, this species is almost identical to a normal Stonehearthian.
Here is a scientific diagram showing the slow evolution from wombat to human:
Slide 6: The Full Evolution!
Huge thank you to my colleague @The_M!
I rest my case: there are 3 species I spent months researching and a few minutes drawing. Anyone can connect the dots and realize my theory is legit. Please implement my WET theory into background Lore!