Always open to new information but at this point:
1. There are innumerable highly advanced civilizations all over the universe, and they long ago figured out how to get along with each other, as well
as achieved supraluminal speeds (which also means time travel).
2. Some of them came here before recorded history, found it to be exceptionally diverse both in climates and lifeforms, and for lack of a better
term, 'adopted it' as both a research station and playground.
3. Proto-humans or early humans thought the visitors gods, because what else could they be? "Any sufficiently advanced culture is indistinguishable
4. The Gods enjoyed their power and standing and proceeded to teach the early humans some aspect of mathematics, astronomy, technology, writing, etc.
Enter the first Sumerian and much later, Egyptian cultures. Intermittent wars and natural disasters wiped out most of the learning and great amounts
of knowledge were lost.
5. There was gene manipulation, splicing or interbreeding; homo sapiens missing one pair of DNA compared to the Great Apes proves at least this much.
6. Over time, different planetary humanoid civilizations from different star systems established outposts on Earth; there was a white blond race that
liked the cold weather of our Scandinavian countries, a yellow skinned race that settled in the East, a red race that preferred the Northern Western
hemisphere, still another that preferred the Andean mountains, and another that preferred the heat and dryness of the African continent. I honestly
don't think that our present human differences are due to evolutionary pressures; rather that we are from separate star cultures and have only
recently begun interbreeding. It's quite possible that the original humanoid races from Earth are long-extinct. Perhaps the Cro-Magnum and
Neanderthals couldn't cope with the climate changes, etc.
(I have issues with evolution although I'm certainly no believer in 'intelligent design' as it's presented.
My evidence: it's been said that if you leave any breed of dog to mate freely with any other breed of dog, even a Great Dane and a Chihuahua, within
seven generations they will revert back to a dingo; a yellow-brown medium sized short haired dog with a curled up tail; the proof of this is seen in
any poor country with a population of stray dogs, as well as in any large animal shelter in richer countries.
If humans and other animals are subject to the forces of evolution, why do we not 'de-evolutionize' in this way? After all, AKC dog breeds are
evolution in fast-forward for certain traits. Why do humans not quickly revert back to some standard mean? Or have we and it's now called a
Finally, I think it's highly likely that our latest accomplishment, nuclear power used for murderous purposes, has brought the interest of several
new-to-Earth species who are alarmed at our potential for harming both the planet and everyone else; it's possible nuclear blasts on Earth affect far
more than our own planet and have caused alarming rifts in the time-space continuum. We may be under surveillance like children in a very dangerous
playground to make sure we don't hurt ourselves, and the surveillance is spilling over into interactions.
Oh, and I'm positively sure that some on Earth have achieved a breakaway civilization as described by Richard Dolan. The governments have spent a
king's ransom on levels of technology that the rest of us can only dream of, and we on Earth have been left in the proverbial dust, knowledge-wise.
edit on 28-12-2012 by signalfire because: addendum