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An old idea makes a comeback: Did aliens create the human race?

- June 24th, 2012

The week starts with a bang, as I get my column posted early this time.

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11 comments

  1. a says:

    There are a diversity of “origins” stories that are evident not only in our current Great Living Religions of the World, and surviving aboriginal cultures but also an infinite panoply of explanations that have come from every culture of humanids that have ever existed over the ages on this planet.

    Seems we have all in our way been yearning for answers to the Universal Qestions since time immemorial: Who am I? Why am I here? Where did I and all that is here come from? Where am I going? What does it all mean? and we have crafted infinite creative explanations. Always very imaginative answers. Some are variations on a theme, some have mythological echoes that might be familiar (see Carl Jung and archetypes) some use metaphors projected from the technology, or familiar circumstances or the environmental experiences of their time. For example: a primitive hunter looking to the clouds would probably see (or imagine) a bear-shape; if an ancient farmer looked he might see a sheep; a modern person would also see the shape of a car, locomotive, jet ski, and yes even rockets, spaceships and aliens.

    We humans are always inventive in trying to describe the unknown, always trying to make some explanation to counter what is the most terrifying idea common to us all,,,the concept that we might be alone in the universe, and nothing really matters.

  2. James says:

    Yes, illegal alines I’m sure.

  3. Charlotte says:

    There are certainly room for many theories on the origin of life on Earth.

    There is, however, only one correct answer to these questions. We just don’t know it. Yet.

  4. dan.brown says:

    Charlotte: I’m fine not knowing, but I think not knowing scares a lot of people.

  5. Charlotte says:

    Hopefully when we can confirm where we came from, there is enough about it that is interesting. People will never believe a boring equation of chemical reactions.

    I also think that where we’re going is more important than where we came from. At least that gives us something to do.

  6. pinkypie says:

    Why is it that when we speak of aliens, we always consider them superior to ourselves? We always speak of, think of and portray them as if they are so much smarter than us, so much more technologically advanced, scientifically advanced, etc….It’s like we should fear them and that they can come and take over our world and invade earth whenever they want. Personally, I think we’re smarter than they are and we’ll find them long before they ever find us; -)

    So no, I don’t think that aliens created the human race.

  7. question says:

    Some of the people I must deal with…sometimes I’m pretty sure they’re from another planet.

  8. Charlotte says:

    Pinkypie: it’s dramatic lisence. A story about aliens putting us in our place is great. A story about humans wreaking havoc on a ‘primitive’ civilisation is horrific. (And a story about humans coming along and helping a ‘primitive’ civilisation is just boring.)

    However, if you look at Star Trek and Star Wars, both settings are dominated by humans. The implication is that we’re the awesome space aliens bringing technology, wisdom (and war) to the stars.

  9. dan.brown says:

    Charlotte: Apparently there was an episode of Next Gen where they explain that humans, Klingons, Vulcans, Romulans et cetera all have a common ancestor — an alien race from the stars.

  10. Amakua says:

    Hate to bring in religion boys and girls….but if you read Genesis….you will see that the idea has been around much longer than pop culture. The Bible actually tells of an alien visitation…what they taught the sons of man…and how the eventually went unto the daughters of men…lol. It’s never been a secret…we are all some sort of alien-human hybrid….some more alien than others. And ancient Vedic texts talk about a much earlier “visit”….this has been going on long before our current civilization as well. What the real question should be imo…lol…what exactly is an alien? Remember….”and God said, let us make man in OUR image”….lol

  11. question says:

    How can anyone argue with Star Trek and Star Wars?

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