Arjun Walia–First of all, this is a big discussion. Did life originate in the stars? Many people seem to think so, and in many different forms. Whether it be astronauts like Apollo 15 Commander Al Worden referencing the Mayans and stating that we ourselves could be extraterrestrials, having originated from another planet but intelligently coming here with advanced technology, or academics like Francis Crick (8 June 1916 — 28 July 2004) an English scientist who co-discovered the structure of the DNA molecule (alongside James D. Watson), who argues that there is no possible way that the DNA molecule could have originated on Earth, there is no shortage of theories.
The generally accepted theory in this field is that we are the result of a bunch of molecules accidentally bumping into each other, creating life. However, according to Crick, we are the result of what is now known as Directed Panspermia. Crick and a British chemist, Leslie Orgel, published their paper on it in July of 1973.
Their theory explains that, “organisms were deliberately transmitted to earth by intelligent beings on another planet. We conclude that it is possible that life reached the earth in this way, but that the scientific evidence is inadequate at the present time to say anything about the probability. We draw attention to the kinds of evidence that might throw additional light on the topic.” (source)
This is why a recent paper published by 33 scientists in the Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology journal suggesting that the flourishing of life during the Cambrian era (Cambrian Explosion) originates from the stars is so fascinating.
“With the rapidly increasing number of exoplanets that have been discovered in the habitable zones of long-lived red dwarf stars (Gillon et al., 2016), the prospects for genetic exchanges between life-bearing Earth-like planets cannot be ignored. ” (The study)
There is a great little blurb from Cosmos Magazine, one of the few outlets who are talking about the study:
With 33 authors from a wide range of reputable universities and research institutes, the paper makes a seemingly incredible claim. A claim that if true, would have the most profound consequences for our understanding of the universe. Life, the paper argues, did not originate on the planet Earth.
The reasons for this are as fascinating as the evidence and claims advanced by the paper itself. Entitled Cause of the Cambrian Explosion – Terrestrial or Cosmic?, the publication revives a controversial idea concerning the origin of life, an idea stretching back to Ancient Greece, known as panspermia.
Indeed this does have huge implications, the idea that multiple life forms once thought to originate on Earth based on our, very weak in my opinion, theory of evolution, is huge, which is probably a good indication as to why we haven’t really heard much about it, and why it will probably come under a good deal of criticism.
It goes on to say that life may have been seeded here on Earth by life-bearing comets as soon as conditions on Earth allowed it to flourish (about or just before 4.1 Billion years ago). So, it’s not like the study is denying evolution, but arguments have been made both ways, that intelligent life was responsible and is responsible for us being here, that we were already ‘intelligent’ when we got here and came from somewhere else or that it evolved, which as hinted to above, is a topic for another article.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not arguing that the process of evolution has not been witnessed in the lab and throughout nature… That being said, I still believe the theory is very weak somewhat dogmatic, and fishy, especially with all of the fascinating interesting discoveries that have been made, which are left of the record, like giants, for example. There are those who do believe life was brought here from cosmic chaos and then evolution took place, but it’s interesting to think about possible intelligent interventions that may have took place here on Earth as well, perhaps genetic tweaks?
Now, are the tales originating from ancient, indigenous, and Greek civilizations mere stories? Throughout history, there have always been talks of other worldly beings that seem to go beyond just mere interpretation, that is if you’ve looked into it instead of just watching something like ‘Ancient Aliens.’ Here’s an interesting article we published regarding Native North American beliefs of live on other planets.
The current study states, with regards to the Octopus in particular, as one example:
“The genome of the Octopus shows a staggering level of complexity with 33,000 protein-coding genes more than is present in Homo sapiens. Its large brain and sophisticated nervous system, camera-like eyes, flexible bodies, instantaneous camouflage via the ability to switch colour and shape are just a few of the striking features that appear suddenly on the evolutionary scene…The transformative genes leading from the consensus ancestral Nautilus to the common Cuttlefish to Squid to the common are not easily to be found in any pre-existing life form – it is plausible then to suggest they seem to be borrowed from a far distant “future” in terms of terrestrial evolution, or more realistically from the cosmos at large.”
We still don’t know how information came to be coded in DNA and RNA, much is yet to be discovered and what we currently believe we do know, is not much more plausible than any other theory, but one thing is certain, space, and the idea that we are not alone in the universe and that we are, in more ways than one, connected to the stars and life elsewhere in the universe(se) is practically a certainty.
“Thus the possibility that cryopreserved Squid and/or Octopus eggs, arrived in icy bolides several hundred million years ago should not be discounted as that would be a parsimonious cosmic explanation for the Octopus’ sudden emergence on Earth circa 270 million years ago,” told The Express authors .
Another quote from the actual study:
“One plausible explanation, in our view, is that the new genes are likely new extraterrestrial imports to Earth – most plausibly as an already coherent group of functioning genes within (say) cryopreserved and matrix protected fertilized Octopus eggs.”
This is interesting, but what if they arrive from an intelligent source? What if intelligent life transported that life here and seeded the earth with it?
“Thus the possibility that cryopreserved Squid and/or Octopus eggs, arrived in icy bolides several hundred million years ago should not be discounted (below) as that would be a parsimonious cosmic explanation for the Octopus’ sudden emergence on Earth ca. 270 million years ago. Indeed this principle applies to the sudden appearance in the fossil record of pretty well all major life forms”
I doesn’t seem it’s too outlandish to assume that there are multiple races just like us which inhabit other worlds, and the fact that information is constantly emerging that we are being visited, and have been visited, also needs to be looked at. If you want to read more about the UFO/Extraterrestrial topic from us and see our latest articles on the subject. Please click here.
All of this information signifies one thing, that there is life in other places, and that’s a definitive certainty. It’s amazing to think how many belief systems this could shatter, the quest for truth is difficult, especially when most of what we consider as truths are simply beliefs anyway. In these times, it’s important to keep an open mind and be open to new ideas that did not once fit the frame.
It’s not an easy process, a kin to the likes of what we went through when we discovered that the Earth wasn’t flat, or perhaps it is? 😉 Just kidding.
The point, is, we are not alone. And the world is in the process of finding that out. That topic in itself opens a number of questions and leads into a number of different topics. It does and will leave no aspect of humanity untouched, and opens up a new dialogue with regards to actual legitimate ‘other worldly’ contact as opposed to other possibilities, like false flag scenarios.
The point is, like author Graham Hancock once said, we’re like a species with amnesia.