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Offline Maik

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Ever ate an alien?
« on: Saturday, 19 May, 2018 @ 12:08:41 »
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Are octopuses aliens from outer space that were brought to Earth by meteors?

Octopuses are aliens. That’s the claim being made by a team of 33 researchers published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

They are not referring to aliens in a metaphorical sense, but literal aliens from outer space.

It will not come as a surprise to many to learn that these claims have been roundly mocked by the scientific community, who have branded the paper... as ridiculous and unscientific.

Specifically, the researchers propose the idea that alien viruses crashed to Earth in a meteor, infected a population of primitive squid and caused them to evolve into octopuses.

Another theory they suggest is that fertilised squid or octopus eggs were delivered to Earth by a meteor.

Octopuses are weird. They are molluscs, meaning they are closely related to snails, and yet they are incredibly intelligent.

On top of their large brains and sophisticated nervous systems, the authors of the new paper list camera-like eyes, flexible bodies and ability to camouflage themselves by changing colour and shape as evidence of their extra-terrestrial origins.

So suddenly did these features appear in the octopus family tree that “it is plausible then to suggest they seem to be borrowed from a far distant ‘future’ in terms of terrestrial evolution, or more realistically from the cosmos at large,” the authors write.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/octopus-aliens-scientists-theory-meteors-space-earth-cambrian-explosion-a8358631.html


Hm, maybe I'll pass on the kalamari  :hmm:

Offline BeeTee

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Re: Ever ate an alien?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 19 May, 2018 @ 12:39:38 »
Ah yes, must remember to watch the Alien film again especially the bit where the Alien bursts out of John Hurt's chest.

Offline Maik

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Re: Ever ate an alien?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 19 May, 2018 @ 14:37:20 »

https://youtu.be/7wsmc0n8JcY?t=1s


Didn't realise there was a Greek crew member on board - as the crew are holding him down on the dining table, preparing to give aid, the guy at the back has a ciggie in his mouth. Hey ho!