posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 02:26 AM
I was just watching a tv program which presented viewers of a science series' votes for the top 10 scientific discoveries of all time. Darwin's
theory of evolution was voted number one.
I'm not interested in a religion vs science debate, and I have no scientific background, so I can't intelligently discuss Darwin's theory.
But as a curious non-science guy, I've thought that it makes sense that natural selection could very well explain how individual species slowly
evolve over time. On the show they described how the shape of a particular bird's beak would help it get food, and I can believe that the birds
without that shape of beak might die out.
But I struggle to imagine more radical evolutionary changes. It's hard for me to imagine the first fish, presumably with gills, walking out of the
water and surviving.
Some people believe that non-human entities participated in the evolution of humans by introducing new genetic elements into our biology. Who knows
whether that's true, but those that believe it's true usually think that the aliens interfered only with homo sapien.
Is it possible that these aliens had a hand in the broader environment of all Earth species' evolution? Did they modify fish so that they could walk
out of the water and survive? (I have to say that I would prefer that a creator god do the radical stuff, not the aliens.)
Please excuse these uneducated ramblings.