Are octopuses actually aliens? Some scientists think so

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Are octopuses actually aliens? Some scientists think so‘NewshubAre Octopuses From Outer Space? Study Suggests Cephalopod Eggs Traveled to Earth on a Comet‘Newsweek

Thirty-three scientists contributed to a new paper, published in an actual scientific journal, that proposes the eight-limbed molluscs arrived here as fertilised eggs aboard comets.

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According to the scientists, the "remarkable evolution of intelligent complexity" that culminated in "the emergence of the octopus" around 270 million years ago defies what we know about Darwinian evolution – that it’s a slow, gradual process.

They say the genes responsible for these rapid changes don’t appear to have come from their ancestors.

"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."

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Are Octopuses From Outer Space? Study Suggests Cephalopod Eggs Traveled to Earth on a Comet

Octopuses are really, really weird. Masters of disguise, they camouflage the skin on their flailing, eight-arm bodies and dive hundreds of feet below the surface of the sea. The intelligent creatures have even been known to predict the odd sports result.

Now, a group of 33 scientists from respected institutions around the world have suggested these bizarre creatures descend from organic alien material. Their research, published in the journal Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, ties the ‘remarkable’ rise of octopuses and their cephalopod cousins to the theory of panspermia.

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  • Date: 2018-05-17T08:47:12-04:00
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Octopuses are pretty weird. So weird, in fact, that we know very little about their strange and solitary existences, with Quartz suggesting that “they are the closest creature to an alien here on Earth.” Now, 33 scientists from respectable institutions like the University of Alberta’s Department of Biochemistry and the Center for the Physics of Living Organisms at Michigan Technological University have taken it a step further ‘ and suggested that octopuses might have actually arrived on Earth millions of years ago from outer space, The Daily Grail reports

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  • Date: 2018-05-16T09:20:00-04:00
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