posted on Jan, 18 2008 @ 07:18 AM
I can answer that in the same manner. Fact is, had these creatures evolved on the planet first, and developed prior to us, then we wouldn't be here.
There are fossils of reptiles dating back to 450 million years ago, 325 million years, 125 million years, 65 million years, 15 million, 5 million, 3.2
million. The connection between all these? Mass extinction events. The one you're most familiar with would be 65 million years ago. There just
wasn't a chance for them to develop a cerebral cortex, which is why we have big and little aggressive, territorial lizards now. They just didn't
make it that far.
I have also noticed that everyone who has responded didn't even consider the Drakes Equation portion as a spot to attack. Self destruction of a race
is a MAJOR hurtle every species of intelligence is required to skirt, if not fulfill, in the course of their terrestrial reign. And all of the
biological aspects I mentioned severely hamper their ability to get passed this hurtle. Remember for the vast majority of scientific consensus, we're
the only point of reference. And it is OUR reptilian brain layer that makes it a hurtle for us as well.
And I do NOT believe that we, as we are now, could have possibly evolved so quickly over such a short period of time. Think of it like this. The
crocodiles and alligators we among the few dinosaurs that exist to this day, in 65 million years, if we're going to use ourselves as a model, don't
you think they WOULD HAVE evolved to our level, if not the level of at least a reptoid bipedal? We only give humans between 300,000 and 1,000,000
years evolution time. That's a VERY short time to accrue such rapid changes to the point that now we are traveling in in air and space. Do you not
suppose, that if this is indeed the case, that if evolution really works that fast, that a creature who first appeared 100,000,000 years ago, survived
several extinction events, would have evolved sufficiently that they technically, under stated criteria, just shouldn't be around anymore? If you can
explain that then we have ourselves a debate. But I doubt anyone could shake a stick at this using current evolutionary models for intelligence. It
just isn't viable. And I don't think it's viable for humans either..Which is why I think we're some Aliens' science project...Just look at our
Between 10 and 15 thousand years ago humans, modern ones, were still hunter gatherers. Then, out of nowhere, about 6 thousand years ago we start to
build HUGE monuments and plow farm land? Where is the in between period of trial and error? HOW did they learn to farm on a mass scale in such a short
time? And how on Earth did we pick out the correct wild grasses? such as corn and what not. And to add to the mystery...Wild corn doesn't exist
anymore. That is a process that should take a million or two years to breed out due to our agricultural processes...And yet, we've only been farming
regularly since about 5 thousand or so BC. If we're going to use ourselves as a model, then their should be several Earth based intelligent species
right now, right here on this planet. Starting with a creature far older than the croc...The ROACH. You don't hear anyone talking about the roach in
a secret plot to control the Earth. And they're a more likely candidate. So what, do you suppose is wrong with this picture?
I wish to make it clear that I'm arguing this from the standpoint of Reptilians having evolved here. Which is the most popular theme that I have come
across. I await your answers on this matter.