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I agree with your admiration of Galileo. The first scientist. The first to apply the scientific method. The first to avoid the use assumption and to rely upon available data.
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by bottleslingguy
it means if it is chemically, morphologically and physiologically different from humans with dna that is not even close to any living creature on Earth, it is by definition alien.
Ok. But that's not what I was talking about. I was talking about unidentified sequences within the entire genome.
I'm pretty sure by the look of the skeleton that the great majority of genome will be quite closely matched to Earthly creatures. In particular, primates. In particular, humans. But I could be wrong.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
DNA testing underway on 'alien hybrid human baby' found in Peru
DNA testing and carbon testing are currently underway on several elongated skulls that were found in Peru last year. In exclusive email correspondence with Brien Foerster from "Ancient Aliens" on July 18, 2012, Unexplained Phenomena Examiner was able to obtain information about these skulls and an upcoming tour that is planned to visit the cities of Nazca, Ica and Paracas in Peru, where the elongated skulls were found. Although the tour is nearly sold out, limited space is still available. For more information about the Ancient Peru and Bolivia tour with the Nazca, Ica and Paracas add-on, please visit Megalithomania.
Brien Foerster from Discovery Channel's "Ancient Aliens" is presently working in conjunction with the locals in Peru who discovered and exhumed several skeletons with elongated skulls in 2011. They are attempting to confirm the age and ancestry of these skulls through carbon testing and DNA testing. Although some ancient people have been known to use head binding, also known as artificial cranial deformation, to change the shape of their skulls, preliminary theories suggest that head binding was not the cause of the unusual shape of the skulls in this case. DNA testing may not prove that the elongated heads are of alien origin, but they should be able to confirm or rule out whether the skulls in Peru are actually human.
Not to be confused with the infamous "Star Child" story.
Well I've been asking for this type of testing and research to be done for years. We'll find out one way or the other. I'm hoping they'll discover something interesting. Typically, the response from Academia regarding the shaping of the adult skulls has been that they were created by head binding/boarding during their early years. [Which there is ample evidence] of these types of activities from around the globe.
The question in my mind has always been, Why? How did this tradition start? Were their ancestors trying to retain a certain look that they were losing through the advancing generations or mixing with more and more Homo Sapiens? or were their ancestors trying to emulate something or someone they once saw?
One could imagine the later generations simply repeating the activity and may have lost a true understanding of what possible event started the whole head boarding/binding tradition to begin with. All normal explanations aside for a moment. What happens when they find children with already elongated skulls? The explanation for those always seems very conveniently explained away as simply the result of some sort of natural birth defect.
Well now we'll hopefully find out soon enough what the real deal is
I'm writing a fairly in-depth thread on elongated skulls with a new insight.
As always stay tuned.
fact that Galileo was confronted with a bunch of dogmatists who were far from open minded, as have been many scientists who in the end were able to move their hypothesis to theory or beyond. It would be fair to suggest that Galileo had an open mind. He may not have got everything right, but on the heliocentric universe, he got that right.