reply to post by jclmavg
Sorry, but I thought I mentioned clearly in the post regarding the "abiogenesis" video that it was a solid theory, based on observable and verifiable
facts of biochemistry....(well, I didn't say ALL of that, but if you look to the video itself, you will see that author says as much).
Now.....the OP's point obviously wasn't to assert that any extraterrestrial influences occurred, here on this planet, ~4 billion years ago, at the
dawn of life. So, the "abiogenesis" discussion in and of itself is moot.
Why I thought it needed to be included was to show that ALL the lifeforms on this planet share a commonality...regardless of outward external
appearance, and body arrangement. The enzymes, and amino acids of the biochemistry is comparable for all. We have (as far as we've discovered) no
lifeforms that use, say....silicon instead of carbon as a building block...but, I digress.
Getting back to the notion of "ET manipulation" or altering ... or even (dare I say it?) creation
of our Human DNA and thus, genome?
Altering/manipulation would be at least a possibility
to consider...but, not the actual 'creation', as evidenced by the close resemblance to
many other primates' DNA. The evidence of our chromosome #2 showing signs of being fused ---(what reason there? Ah, that's the rub!!)
compelling, as well....when compared to the Chimpanzee's #13. (If I recall, from the other video posted). Of course, the fusion of chromosomes
have been the (naturally occurring defect/mutation??) that set our branch of ancestors apart, and on our path to sentience.
Archaeologists have found many
examples, though, of hominids that pre-date us, yet exhibit a transition of sorts between Great Apes to us....in
terms of style of locomotion.....bipedalism. More and more upright posture, freeing the hands over many generations, and various species....species
that died out, in favor of others.
There is a LONG fossil record, with gaps, as would be expected. But, much can be inferred nevertheless.
SO....we are left with (possibly) a combination, as postulated by a few posts above. A species (homo-something
...erectus?) or a precursor that
was given a "nudge" of some sort....but, again a sticking point I find in that hypothesis is the timeline. Lineage of "modern" humans --- ones that,
except for their lack of technology, would be otherwise indistinguishable from today's people --- are suggested to go back several hundreds of
thousands of years. SO, any "ETs" didn't just 'snap' us into our present form in recent history.
edit on 5 February 2011 by weedwhacker because: (no reason given)