ET Origin of Humans
January 30, 2015 - The idea that humanity is not from Earth is as controversial as it is intriguing. Are we really aliens on our own planet? If this is true where is our place of origin in the galaxy? A scientific evaluation of the evidence against man’s evolution on planet Earth has been put forward by a researcher and author. According to Dr Ellis Silver, leading environmentalist and ecologist there are a number of reasons why humans do not come from Earth.
In his book, "Humans are not from Earth: a scientific evaluation of the evidence", Dr. Silver lists seventeen factors which suggest we are not from this planet. He also discusses the place of our origin and the timeline when humanity appeared on Earth.(snip)
Dr. Silver says our physiology suggests we evolved on a planet with lower gravity. “Mankind is supposedly the most highly developed species on the planet, yet is surprisingly unsuited and ill-equipped for Earth’s environment: harmed by sunlight, a strong dislike for naturally occurring foods, ridiculously high rates of chronic disease, and more, “Dr. Silver said in an interview with Yahoo news. “The Earth approximately meets our needs as a species, but perhaps not as strongly as whoever brought us here initially thought,” Silver said in an interview with Yahoo news.
“Lizards can sunbathe for as long as they like – and many of them do. We can just about get away with it for a week or two. But day after day in the sun? Forget it. You might as well just lie down on the freeway and wait for a bus to hit you.” We are dazzled by the sun, which is also odd, says Silver – most animals are not.
Dr. Silver claims that some chronic illnesses that plague the human race – such as bad backs – could be a sign we evolved on a world with lower gravity. Silver points to other unique human traits – such as the fact that babies’ heads are so large that women have trouble giving birth – in earlier eras, this was often fatal for mother, child or both. “No other truly native species on this planet has this problem,” he says.
Dr. Silver also points out to the “extra” 223 genes in human beings, which are not found in any other species, and to the lack of a fossil “missing link”. Dr. Silver also claims that the human race has defects that mark us out as being possibly “not of this world”. “We are all chronically ill,” says Dr. Silver. “Indeed, if you can find a single person who is 100% fit and healthy and not suffering from some (perhaps hidden or unstated) condition or disorder (there’s an extensive list in the book) I would be extremely surprised – I have not been able to find anyone.”
Did we evolve on an alien world? “I believe that many of our problems stem from the simple fact that our internal body clocks have evolved to expect a 25 hour day (this has been proven by sleep researchers), but the Earth’s day is only 24 hours. This is not a modern condition – the same factors can be traced all the way back through mankind’s history on Earth.”
Dr. Silver does not suggest one answer – but a possibility that early pre-humans such as homo erectus were crossbred with another species. He also suggests several possible origins, including Alpha Centauri.
“Mankind is supposedly the most highly developed species on the planet, yet is surprisingly unsuited and ill-equipped for Earth’s environment: harmed by sunlight, a strong dislike for naturally occurring (raw) foods, ridiculously high rates of chronic disease, and more. Plus there’s a prevailing feeling among many people that they don’t belong here or that something “just isn’t right”. “This suggests (to me at least) that mankind may have evolved on a different planet, and we may have been brought here as a highly developed species.
One reason for this, discussed in the book, is that the Earth might be a prison planet – since we seem to be a naturally violent species – and we’re here until we learn to behave ourselves.”
All this of course, perfectly fits with what A.P. proposed sometime back (over 7 years ago!). Though Ellis Silver is not A.P.s real name, he does seem to have adapted the same ideas. Though, honestly these ideas may not be completely developed by A.P. either. I think a lot of this material has been proposed for sometime by various deep conspiracy researchers. But A.P. is certainly the one who brought it to my attention and developed it the most fully as a thesis early on.
Now, given that I think the evidence for long-term ET visitation of the earth is strong, and any aliens advanced enough to come here could certainly also be capable of genetically modifying us, I think the likelihood of this scenario that humans were created by aliens is reasonably good. I think it's a very plausible hypothesis-- but it is not "proven". There's no slam-dunk evidence of this theory, in other words. And of course any mainstream "respectable" scientist would reject this idea.
Also, one could make some rebuttals to Silver's points, FWIW.
In general Silver seems to have too idealistic a view of nature and other animal species.
Certainly it seems true that other animals also avoid the sun-- nocturnal creatures, obviously.
The food thing is hard to evaluate. Lots of animals are picky about what they eat or if given junk food, will eat that.
The disease point is interesting but other animals, especially inbred animals get a lot of chronic diseases, and let's not forget that humans live longer than most animals and probably past our lifespan we would have in the wild. So this is a prime recipe for getting diseases that were not selected against by evolution.
The sleep requirement and head size issue and predilection to violence may just be a consequence of our larger brains and associated extra baggage of great cognition power. Greater intelligence gave a great deal of selective advantage in evolution but at some cost in other ways.
Evolution is a lot weirder and more complicated than most people think.
So-- the evidence is not a slam dunk either way, but what tilts it for me is the overall evidence for ET visitation and accounts that they monitor us and alter our breeding. But for me it's more like 60:40 in favor of a role for ETs in human development.