Skip to comments.The outer space octopus theory
Posted on 05/16/2018 11:08:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Another scientific study has been released offering the controversial claim that theres a decent chance the octopus (and the rest of the cephalopods) arrived on Earth in the form of frozen eggs 250 million years ago and actually evolved on another world.
This wasnt the first group to suggest it. In 2015 another research group reached a similar conclusion. The more you read into it, the less crazy it sounds. As weve studied the various animals on the planet in ever deeper detail, the octopus really doesnt seem to fit in with everything else.
Theyre an invertebrate, but they have 10,000 more protein-coding genes than a human being. They have problem-solving skills, they use tools and have been observed constructing a shelter out of things like broken coconut shells. (Not just using a shelter they find, the way crabs do, but actually building something.) And where did that instant camouflage ability come from? Their nervous system is almost entirely unique among animals.
And they just dont look right. Most of the animals you see on the land, in the water or in the air follow a basic pattern. Theres a central body with four protruding limbs and a head of some sort. Even the animals like snakes that dont appear to have legs have vestigial limbs inside. The insects made the switch to six legs but the basic layout is still the same. (Dont get me started on the centipedes. Theyre probably from another world also.) And then there are the cephalopods. Eight to ten limbs sticking out of a central mass with a huge brain, eyes with structures resembling a camera (like ours, actually) and a host of other differences.
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The more I learn about octopi, the more I am impressed by their intelligence. I recall a story about a couple that saved an octopus by pulling it back out to sea and that octopus came back the next day and followed that couple along the beach and tried to touch them in a nonagressive way. That octopus was smart enough to recognize that couple and apparently wanted to form some sort of bond. They are amazing animals but I dont think theyre from outer space.
Star spawn of Cthulhu?
Thanks. The little video clip at the end of the article is quite amazing
And just like Mr. Spock, their blood is based on copper, not iron. Still, how can squid be from another planet when they taste so good? Wouldn’t we be at war with it now or something?
If you don’t believe in God, you will believe in anything.
These creatures give glory to their Creator, as evidenced by their amazing abilities to enact texture and color matching camouflage despite seeing the world through eyes that only see black and white.
What did Jesus Christ say about evolution? He said, “But he that shall deny Me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven.” Matt 10:31
This sounds like something written by the guys on History Channel’s alien shows.
Foot soldiers of the Kraken.
That’s how the octopus/cephalopods got to earth. Movies don’t lie, you know!
Ah, I see you’re a scientist. I defer to your greater knowledge of the subject ;-)
Certainly seems plausible.
However, I'm going to guess that a boneless octopus does not leave a lot of fossil evidence, especially on a coastal sea floor, which probably subducts into the mantle every 10 million years or so.
Bottom Line - perhaps the earliest fossil record for the octopus has been destroyed by Mother Nature.
Horseshoe crabs also have blue blood- copper based, and they are studied because they may hold the cure for cancer
Arachnids are all blue-blooded, as well as some mollusks and crustaceans. I don’t know what advantages or disadvantages it has. You’d think iron would be better, since copper doesn’t rust as well.
Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn!
That’s basically the way a zoo works. It houses critters from far-flung places so you don’t have to travel to their habitats to study them.
Assuming we live in one, that is. I find it probable.
Imagine someday the monkees in zoos get smart enough to understand iron bars and snack stands aren’t “natural”. They’ll be looking at the various man-made items and asking each other how to explain it. When they get even smarter and are able to understand the concept of “zoos”, they’ll grasp that they are inside same.
We only have to consider the Moon. It shouldn’t be there, it should be much more massive than it is (it’s as if it has enormous voids inside), and it shouldn’t ring for hours when struck by a foreign object, as it does.
The Moon imparts a great deal of additional angular momentum to the Earth-Moon system, which results in greater stability of the rotational period. The tides generated by the Moon help create niches for thousands of forms of life. Yet if the Moon was as massive as its size calls for, our tides would be more extreme.
It’s as if the Earth-Moon system is designed to form a habitat for a staggering array of life forms.
How far away? Our solar system or another?
The theory falls short in that, as unusual as the octopus is, the core of its genome is clearly drawn from ordinary terrestial antecedents. Since most of the genetics of the octopus is of terrestial origin, the unusual extra bits must have been added through evolution instead of supplied from beyond the earth as a new species. Moreover, the genetic innovations and suite of extra proteins produced by the octopus have parallels in other unusual species. Life on earth is prolific and inventive — apparently even beyond the recognition of a few scientists who ought to know better.
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