a reply to: PhoenixOD
That can happen, have you ever been in a dark room developing your own film, I am no expert but I have but not been myself for a great many years but
there was a time that photographic equipment shop's were fairly common with every town center in having several of them often down side street's.
Personally I don't think the photo is in any way distorted other than a little curvature in the image edges consistent with the lens having a very
mild fish eye effect, likely not a zeis lens, nothing too severe - probably because the photographer had to take in a wide view of what was probably a
cramped briefing room below deck's.
This may though explain why his thumb and hand - what can be seen of it - seem to be preternaturally long compared to what we would intuitively
expect to see.
There ARE plenty of babies born every year on earth with extra digit's often it affect's only one limb or one side of the infant but quite often it
is a complete full set of extra digit's, both 12 and 14 digit's are common and in the west today it is a routine surgical procedure to remove these
extra digits after the infant is born, young girl I know had to have two extra toes removed, one from each foot (not a useless extra toe but the full
skeletal attachment and necessary skeletal and tendon connections and nerves, fully working) and despite claim's that this is a genetic defect there
is no evidence that such is the case though it does seem to have recessive proporty's and can be inherited, indeed it is even possible that to put the
spanner in the works we may even be descended from a 24 or 28 digit ancestor and that ancestor was not a tree climbing Gerbil because if that was the
case recessive or not these gene's would have vanished long ago.
I shan't get into my own idea's but remember that the royal lineages of ancient Mesopotamia, Persia and many other ancient dynasty's had leader's
whom were supposedly very tall and had extra digit's.
I have my own theory's about evolution for example and I DO NOT ASCRIBE to the Monkey ancestor theory, one of my theory's is about the transmission
of gene's by viral propagation between species whom are in close proximity for a prolonged time, domestication of Pig's may be a prime example, not
only do viral and other pathogen's adapt to there host species but they may actively homogenise those species over time by transferring genetic
material between the disparate hose cell nucleus (viral pathogen's).
So Alien species in a strange ecosystem, bio compatibility either natural or by deliberate bio engineering of there own genome then leaving them open
to the native bio sphere and it's encumbent pathogenic fauna, further natural adaptation of the alien species and it's environment may then take place
as they each adapt to one another and/or activaly promote the other to adapt to them.
So in other word's if this is an Alien no matter how odd his biochemistry may seem his basic template may indicate a commonality of origin, if not on
earth then out there?.
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