This web site is dedicated to the study of the Narcissus Sapien.
Rare capture of the missing link between Homo Sapien and Narcissus Sapien.
Cultural anthropologists have been noting a trend and some have used this trend to suggest that a new branch of the evolutionary family has formed.
This new species has been dubbed Narcissus Sapien.
While a definitive answer as to what has caused the rise of the Narcissus Sapien it is accepted by most that it is mostly a behavioral mutation that seems to be leading to physical mutations to differentiate the Narcissus Sapien from the Homo Sapien.
Note the extended arm position adapted from constantly taking pictures of self.
While it is too early to see drastic differences between the Homo Sapian an the Narcissus Sapien careful measurement has noted the following trends:
Longer arms - It is thought that this adaptation allows the Narcissus Sapien to better place his or her camera to get a better picture thus providing a better photograph that will attract other Narcissus Sapiens, increasing the chance of mating.
Pride in capture indicating lower cognitive skills.
Smaller brain - Early research indicates that this physical adaptation is related to a behavioral pattern. The Narcissus Sapien seems to care little about anything other than the self which leads to atrophied brain development.
Anatis Facies Sapien
Lip extension - Anthropologists have seen more and more examples of Narcissus Sapien displaying lips that extend away from the face. The purpose of this adaptation is as of yet unknown. This adaptation is rare in the male of the species suggesting that this adaptation has developed for attracting mates. Others have suggested that this adaptation allows the subject to eat without leaving a mess, appealing to the vanity of the Narcissus Sapian. While not fully accepted, some have suggested that this is a new branch of Narcissus Sapien that has been dubbed Anatis Facies (Duck Face) Sapien
Narcissus Sapien displaying lack of social skills and empathy
Behavioral - Early indicators lead anthropologist to first hypothesize that the Nacissus Sapien possessed high social skills. This came from the original observations that were found on internet based social media sites. This theory was later proved false as more and more observations of Narcissus Sapiens in the wild proved that the Narcissus Sapien actually possessed very little social skill and had little interactions with others. More recent observations suggest stunted social growth of the common Narcissus Sapien is at the approximate level of a thirteen year old Homo Sapien. Studies also indicate a high lack of self censoring ability, lack of empathy for others, and a lack of understanding of cause and effect. While much is known of the female, the male of the species is rather unknown as they are harder to find in the wild, suggesting a highly female-centric society.
Female Narcissus Sapien in her natural habitat
Narcissus Sapien seems to have a limited habitat although more and more are being sighted in the wild suggesting they are breeding successfully. Some of the best places to find and observe Narcissus Sapin -
Rest Rooms. The leading theory is that the abundance of reflective surfaces help to increase the feeling of self importance that the Narcissus Sapien seems to crave.
Narcissus Sapien with young before releasing into the care of others
Shopping malls and high schools. Many Narcissus Sapiens send their young into high schools and shopping malls as children. The relative young age and lack of social skills of teenagers allow young Narcissus Sapiens to blend in making this an ideal environment for the adolescent Narcissus Sapien to survive. This is a similar tactic to that displayed by the cuckoo bird, a bird that lays it's eggs in the nest of other birds.
Two N. Sapiens observed in the wild. Notice the lack of interaction with each other, indicating a lack of social skills.
Pintrerist and other photo sharing web sites. By far the best place to observe Narcissus Sapien is on the internet. Any site that has a photo sharing component is sure to be flooded with selfies put on display in hopes of finding a mate.
Is this really a new species?
This is a question that many in the scientific community argue. Those that argue for point to the fact that more and more sightings lead to the conclusion that this is truly an emerging species. Scientist that argue against Narcissus Sapien being a new species hypothesize that the genetic makeup has always been present. Creating environments with more safety features has allowed these specimens that would have otherwise fallen prey to predators or accidents has allowed them to reproduce with more frequency. At the same time, better social structures put in place have allowed the offspring to survive when they would have otherwise have perished due to inattentive parents. To quote one scientist that wished to remain anonymous - "Of course this genetic material has always been around. 11,000 years ago the guy drawing a picture of himself in the sand got eaten by a Saber Tooth Tiger while everyone else ran away, but today we've made the world so safe that these self-centered throwbacks survive and breed like Tribbles on the Enterprise!"