Godly Creations, Or Gods Of The Future

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posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 04:11 PM
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This is question I would like to propose.

The rogue mutation of our genes over time is probably the reason of our great evolution through a relatively short period of time. Genes like SRGAP2, which controls the development of the neocortex which is responsible for conscious thought and higher functions.

Who knows the precise time of this change, but let's assume it was roughly 2.5 million years ago. This change may have been a near impossibility I'm not too sure, but if so, we can presume that life itself may be common but that intelligent life could be a chance so small we are infact a living miracle.

The dinosaurs for instance surviving and reigning for over 130 million years, they had competition for survival and were constantly evolving. But, of course dinosaurs died out in what we are led to believe was a process taking over 200,000 years, after the meteor impact;

Why did they never in their existence achieve a mutation leading to increased cognition?

Why did they never evolve with the ability and adaptations to interact with their surroundings more intimately, like Humans?

I suppose the main question I wish to ask is, was our rogue evolution and adaptation a spontaneous change that gave birth to conscious intelligence? Or is there more to the story than we know?

If the chance of such a mutation is so small, maybe we really are alone. The wonderful notion this leads to is quite astonishing though, because we have the ability to uncover the secrets of nature and science and although we maybe a one off, we could one day seed the universe with intelligent life.

We could one day be the Gods that distant planetary inhabitants dream about.




posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 04:23 PM
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hi, man,, was one of the key mutations the one that shrunk our jaw muscles to make room for our brains to grow?

anyway interesting read,, i wonder this a lot also,,

we may have mutated also, from something that we got in to our systems,, not necessarily radiation like X-men,
but something in nature,, lots of weird minerals and compounds out there,,,,,

....or maybe some space solar wind type of things have played a role,,,,,
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posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 05:23 PM
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Individual species don't evolve.. All the sudden there is a split. We are evolved super intelligent reptiles.. Developing hands is really important to further brain function and communication. I wouldn't be surprised to continue to find we killed many intelligent species on the edge of contending with us..



posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 07:09 PM
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Why did they never in their existence achieve a mutation leading to increased cognition?


There is no goal in evolution to become anything, all evolution requires is for you to live long enough to pass on genetic information.




Why did they never evolve with the ability and adaptations to interact with their surroundings more intimately, like Humans?


They were superbly adapted to their environment. If it ain't broke why fix it? This is why they reined for millions of years, they were doing great till a catastrophe struck them.



posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 10:07 PM
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intelligent life could be a chance so small we are infact a living miracle.

There have been many intelligent hominid species on Earth, from Neanderthals to Homo habilis. Not as intelligent as Homo Sapiens, perhaps, but they had tools, fire and some probably had language.

Many nonhuman animals also display considerable, if varying, degrees of intelligence. We know that chimpanzees, dolphins, dogs and corvids (crow-like birds) are all pretty clever.

I should say that intelligence is actually quite common.



posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 11:30 PM
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Why did they never in their existence achieve a mutation leading to increased cognition?

Why did they never evolve with the ability and adaptations to interact with their surroundings more intimately, like Humans?

How do we know they didn't?

If their civilisation didn't involve covering the landscape with concrete and metal, but rather a society that honored nature and took care of it, after so many millions of years there would be nothing left for us to find.




posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 11:54 AM
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Technically the dinosaurs DID evolve higher cognitive functions, it just took a long time. If they did not, there wouldn't be much life on earth at all beyond plants and sea creatures. Look at the big picture. Natural selection is all about being equipped to survive big environmental changes. There is evidence to suggest that mammals were around during the later dinosaur days(Triassic period), they were just very rare. They didn't dominate the earth like today. Some dinosaurs evolved into mammals. Mammals survived the extinction and went on to produce a large variety of others mammals, which eventually led to primates, then apes, then hominids, and eventually humans. The dinosaurs as we know them did mostly die out, but not all of them. Many are still around today in the form of birds. Same ancestry, different classification of species altogether. The extinction level event is precisely what changed mammals from a back seat group of organisms into a world dominating group. They developed a favorable mutation that helped aide their survival while the dinosaurs mostly died out. Yep, if you go far back enough, your ancestor was a dinosaur.
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posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 08:18 PM
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Originally posted by Barcs
Yep, if you go far back enough, your ancestor was a dinosaur

We have common ancestors (as with all life on Earth), but we do not descend directly from dinosaurs..



posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 07:55 AM
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That is a very good question. In fact it is the most important one to ask. What gave us the push from animal to conscious human?

One could say that there was a need for improved brain power as homo sapiens was in comparison weaker than their ancestors. But then, how did they come into existence in the first place?

This is the point where one COULD see the influence of a creator.

There are still a lot of unanswered questions in this field.



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