To me the biggest sign of possible intervention is the MIND. How suddenly an isolated part of the apes suddenly started developing like no other
species on this planet. Why and how every single other animal to this day remained an animal and thinks like an animal, acts like an animal and simply
does not think about spirituality, technology, life, science, phylosophy and all such things that are part of the human mind.
Other than physiological evolution, are the any species or even the chimps that are less animals than dinosaurs? We do have an origin or mixture with
apes, we do have a lot of traits like them, we do have animal instincts, there is no doubt partially we originate from animals, but the mind... to me
there is no answer there. And 'it happened so' suddenly started developing out of nothing'.. well why didn't we see this for any other species.
'Suddenly' isnt as sudden as you think, its more like 1000's of years which in the history of life and the world is basically a blip. As a human we
cant quite grasp that concept given we can only truly measure such things on a personal level, im in my 30's ive heard of 100 year olds but the
thought of what 100 years truely is, is like is lost on me (although as I age I understand and start to feel the concept myself) only someone thats
lived 100 years could tell you what it feels like temporally along with understanding the scope of what does and doesnt happen in such a time
As for the human animal suddenly becoming something else due to the mind, come on, have you got pets or interact with animals regularly? Apart from
some heavy concepts (which are pretty erroneous) most animals are quite human (or is it really most humans are mostly animal). Heck each of my cats
has a collection of human like traits (although they arent really human like, there just traits they and humans share) which comprise their personal
personality, one day had they all breed together passing on such traits and mental preferences to their offspring you'd eventually end up a cat that
could possess most of them (and most animals like mammals that nurture their young for a period also pass on a 'culture' to their offspring even if
its as simple as a preference for a particular kind of food item), and be more humanlike than their ancestors mentally.
Its simply chance, nature and time, since none of my cats would have those traits so strongly if they had to live paw to mouth their entire lives id
say its nature that is the strongest changer... does any animal need science, philosophy, technology, religion?.. do we? those things simply came
about when we no longer need to devote our entire waking hours to survival. And as far as im aware, I havent a clue what my animals are truely
thinking nor does anyone else have the ability yet to do so, and as such for all I know the cat sitting behind me on the printer right now is
composing a 100 line poem about the joys of licking her butt... to say animals dont think of such things is laughable, sicne we simply cant tell,
Our minds are all just the same when you look at it and remove the 'humans are special since i am one' mentality, they only differ in varying degrees,
6 of 1 or half a dozen of another basically.
How do we know we DONT see the supposed human traits in other animals, alot of people simply dont look, or dont care to look or worse of all see and
then ignore for convenience. The analytical mind of a large array of animals across many species is astounding, not to mention better than most humans
and in the case of some animals its super-human, who knows what that animals far distant ancestors will be like should they ever make the step to self
True 'human' as we call them have only really been doing there thing for 10,000 or so years... thats nothing timewise, hell go back 1000 years and
most cultures on earth where still at a basic level 'animal', before that we where still the same as we are now we just lived more like animals,
nomadic, foraging hunting etc etc in small family groups like many other 'animals'... then we domesticated ourselves.
And look what happened.
We only really took off as a species 400 years or so ago, the difference between 0 century and 16th century humanity was minimal (apart from cloths
styles and basic fabrication, and even then the level of quality was up and down every other century). 17th to 19th was hardly much of a leap, and
19th to 20th is where we really took a leap... in only one aspect really... tech, and as far as im aware we had no overt alien intervention recorded
in that entire chunk of 2000 year history. And from a mental standpoint we are in no way any different over that period of time and in some ways we
are actually worse...
What im really saying is, as a species we havent really suddenly become human, we always have been for a very very long time and given a 1000 more
years or so, the seeds of some other species rise could well be underway (if it hasnt or wasnt already)... although for us, it would mean we'd have to
either bow out willingly or unnaturally for that species to become like us.
A human asking the question of 'Why are we the only ones like us on this planet, why hasnt any thing else evolved like us' is like a 2 year old
sitting in the backseat of the car saying 'Are we there yet?' just 20 seconds out of the driveway.
As for the OP, Sex is just a way to reproduce, and in no way the only way as such why would it have any significance to our beginnings... apart from
And its definitely not some special factor created for alien experimentation.. after all if they could genetically create or alter life to have sex,
then why on earth would they have to do it so slow through trial and error on the part of the subjects?.. wouldnt they have the ability to simply make
what they wanted from the start? After all they'd already be masters of creation anyway.
Edit:- Whoops net went down before i could edit a proper end paragraph...
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