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The outer space octopus theory
Hot Air ^ | 8:41 pm on May 16, 2018 | Jazz Shaw

Posted on 05/16/2018 11:08:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Another scientific study has been released offering the controversial claim that there’s 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 wasn’t 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 we’ve studied the various animals on the planet in ever deeper detail, the octopus really doesn’t seem to fit in with everything else.

They’re 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 don’t look right. Most of the animals you see on the land, in the water or in the air follow a basic pattern. There’s a central body with four protruding limbs and a head of some sort. Even the animals like snakes that don’t appear to have legs have vestigial limbs inside. The insects made the switch to six legs but the basic layout is still the same. (Don’t get me started on the centipedes. They’re 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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TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cambrianexplosion; cephalopods; godsgravesglyphs; jazzshaw; octopus; panspermia; wearealienbeings; xplanets
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1 posted on 05/16/2018 11:08:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

No thumbs? Posh!


2 posted on 05/16/2018 11:22:50 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("Washington, DC. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious")
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To: BenLurkin

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 don’t think they’re from outer space.


3 posted on 05/16/2018 11:27:30 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: BenLurkin

Star spawn of Cthulhu?


4 posted on 05/16/2018 11:29:10 PM PDT by Darksheare (Those who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
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To: BenLurkin

Thanks. The little video clip at the end of the article is quite amazing


5 posted on 05/16/2018 11:32:31 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: BenLurkin

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?


6 posted on 05/16/2018 11:35:27 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: BenLurkin

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


7 posted on 05/16/2018 11:39:18 PM PDT by blackpacific
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To: BenLurkin

This sounds like something written by the guys on History Channel’s alien shows.


8 posted on 05/16/2018 11:42:02 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: BenLurkin

Foot soldiers of the Kraken.


9 posted on 05/16/2018 11:53:47 PM PDT by Ken H (Best election ever!)
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To: Jack Hammer

“Prometheus”
“Alien Covenant”
“Alien”
“Aliens”
“Aliens III”
“Aliens IV”

That’s how the octopus/cephalopods got to earth. Movies don’t lie, you know!


10 posted on 05/16/2018 11:54:56 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Ah, I see you’re a scientist. I defer to your greater knowledge of the subject ;-)


11 posted on 05/17/2018 12:06:16 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Darksheare
You know it's true, baby.

R'lyeh


12 posted on 05/17/2018 12:14:07 AM PDT by Salamander (I ride all night and I travel in fear, that in this darkness, I will disappear...)
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To: BenLurkin
First time I've heard about this theory.

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.

13 posted on 05/17/2018 12:27:38 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Horseshoe crabs also have blue blood- copper based, and they are studied because they may hold the cure for cancer


14 posted on 05/17/2018 12:42:34 AM PDT by Ikeon (WhAaat? you got offended by something you read on the intranet?)
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To: Ikeon

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.


15 posted on 05/17/2018 1:07:18 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: Salamander

Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn!


16 posted on 05/17/2018 1:29:15 AM PDT by Darksheare (Those who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


17 posted on 05/17/2018 2:00:12 AM PDT by JustaTech (A mind is a terrible thing)
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To: BenLurkin

How far away? Our solar system or another?


18 posted on 05/17/2018 2:39:57 AM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: BenLurkin

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.


19 posted on 05/17/2018 3:11:48 AM PDT by Rockingham
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20 posted on 05/17/2018 3:19:38 AM PDT by eclecticEel ("The petty man forsakes what lies within his power and longs for what lies with Heaven." - Xunzi)
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