posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 01:16 PM
a reply to: BlackProject
I have always been intrigued by this idea and as I get older it only further fascinates me. Some of the ideas here are curious but as noted they can
be ruled out (e.g. primates using tools, social interactions, sun sensitivity, etc.) But certain parts are still worthy of entertaining, the spine
problem being one of them. As vertebrates we've really only recently (in terms of life on earth) started walking upright so humans constantly have
spinal issues. We're walking around with stone age technology, biologically speaking we haven't really evolved much in about ~150,000-200,000 years
yet we believe ourselves to be the alphas on this planet. This is only due to human ingenuity and advancement in technology. Do not mistake this for
humans being the most bad ass creatures on this planet, we can barely survive the climate on our own, let alone stand shoulder to shoulder with
certain predators on this planet who we deem "below us" which is true in terms of the food chain yet there are certain species of bugs and even
bacteria which are WAY more advanced than we are, look it up yourself.
But I digress, Terrence McKenna entertained this idea pointing out that we as humans are more closely related to fungi than some other sentient
species on this planet. He also went on to point out that certain mushroom spores can travel through space, they can withstand the environment and the
re-entry to a new atmosphere and recolonize. Its far fetched but its more in-line with panspermia whereas its less of a metaphysical/supernatural
element and more observable.
I like to believe that humans potentially inhabited mars at one point and died, yet we are not their descendants per se; but microbes that were
present in their atmosphere may have traveled here in the distant past and evolved in its new environment. But I also like to entertain the idea of
some kind of intervention where maybe another form of life came here and hurried evolution along and potentially interspersed some of their own
genetics with ours. This is more interesting when you look into actual studies done regarding human genome sequencing and the mysteries of why our DNA
works precisely the way it does and not like that of a lower primate. We have 64 codons and yet only 20 of them are active due to the amino acids
associated with genetic translation. However, 2 of these are fused together which is something significant not seen in other hominids. How did this
happen? Possibly over aeons of evolution and rapid adaptation to new environments etc, or possibly some form of divine intervention/genetic
Self awareness and self importance are something I personally find interesting in humans. We still have yet a tenuous grasp on the concept of
consciousness yet people are so quick to say that humans are mere animals with developed language and social hierarchy. I think there is more to it
than this, why do we not have other primate species who are as industrious or self involved as we are? I look at our closest genetic relatives and I
see that we are obviously cut from the same figurative cloth yet we are more than just a head and shoulders above our primate family. We have the
ability to transform reality around us, yet we squabble over dwindling resources and refuse to defer from our current course. I think humans are more
self destructive than any other species and that has to hold some significance. You don't see chimps getting black out drunk on bananas and deciding
to move away or jump off a cliff. Then again maybe they would if they were introduced to alcohol and became aware of how backwards the human world is.
This is something I was fascinated with as a child, I grew up in a Christian setting but it gave me a perspective to change and manipulate to get
answers for more spiritual questions like who created god, etc. I think this is something humans should always ponder in some form, we don't really
know where exactly we came from or how we got here. We have plenty of good ideas and we have made huge strides to get to our current position but we
still are in the dark in some aspects of human origin. Keep on questioning and don't let anyone piss in your cereal.
edit on 14-4-2016 by molagbal because: (no reason given)