So you really were postulating that the Russian gymnasts are actually aliens posing as humans. I thought that was a joke.In his post #180, @Hawk made some very good points regarding aliens and space travel. I totally agree with him. He ended the post with this:
"Bottom line, you have to be fairly narrow minded to believe that we are alone, or that we have not been visited at least once, by beings from another planet."
I would add that it's entirely possible that aliens or their descendants live amongst us today. Their DNA could be the same as those of the native earth people. But some of those genes could have something a little extra. It's possible many of us could have such genes. And it does give me pause when I see people do extraordinary things. Maybe the gymnasts wasn't the best example, but it was one I happened on. I wasn't trying to be funny. My intent was to add a possibility to a thread about Aliens and the Unknown.
I understand what you're trying to say, but the fact remains there is no evidence for it. Being open to possibilities is fine and dandy, but evidence is ultimately what matters.Hippo, I wasn't intending to be insulting. Plus, I don't recall exactly how long ago I wrote that post or my exact train of thought at the time, but let me say this: an open-minded individual would accept the possibility. That's more or less what I was getting at... I think.
I know that's not exactly making things better from my previous statement, but All I was saying is you are either open to the possibilities or you are not, and there are a lot more chances it's true than not.
Not necessarily. Our genes vary from one to another. A slight tweak of alien genes could have been with us for many years and seen by geneticists as normal for humans. The difference would be more in our DNA structure. But what if it's the same? This all falls in the "Unknown" area, and will probably remain there.I'm not sure you realize how well geneticists can track history of genes nowadays. They've tracked human migration all the way back to Africa through genes. They've discovered the interbreeding of Homo sapiens and Neanderthals through genes. If a gene popped in from outer space, I'm sure it would stick out like a sore thumb to them.
The gymnasts specifically, no. It's just that I believe some who do extraordinary things could possibly carry alien genes. I should have included an explanation.
There is evidence against this. The entire origin or our genome has been traced to terrestrial sources.Not necessarily. Our genes vary from one to another. A slight tweak of alien genes could have been with us for many years and seen by geneticists as normal for humans. The difference would be more in our DNA structure. But what if it's the same? This all falls in the "Unknown" area, and will probably remain there.