Alien-Human Hybrids Possible?
I’ve read a lot of books about the Nephilim, ancient astronauts, and the possibility of aliens mating with humans, as described by the Bible. I’ve rejected the alien aspect, because I think the same logic could be used if we had another human species in the mix – the Mysterious Elders perhaps. Either way, if the other species is too far removed from humans, it is understood that the resultant hybrid children would be sterile, like mules. Well, some mule mares have had foals – but generally hybrids are not expected to fare well evolution-wise.
Now for the weird news, via New Scientist:
Metamorphosis, like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly, is more commonplace than generally known. For example it can be found in 15 different phyla of marine animals. Some scientists now believe that metamorphosis may have been the driving force behind the Cambrian explosion, when most phyla suddenly appeared in the fossil record.
The larva of Luidia sarsi is a semi-transparent diaphanous sprite that feeds on algae and grows to a remarkable 4 centimetres. Then something extraordinary happens. Instead of changing shape to become an adult, a cluster of cells lining the larva’s internal cavity grows, like an alien invader, and out of these a starfish is born. Floating free from its other self, the adult form settles on the ocean floor, where it survives and grows by hunting down other starfish in the dark of night. Meanwhile, the larva continues its vegetarian existence, grazing the surface waters above.
It sounds like two different species in the one organism!
From this emerged his controversial “larval transfer” theory, which proposed that widely separated evolutionary lineages had occasionally come together to form hybrid species. In other words, the larval and adult forms of marine invertebrates often look like entirely different organisms because that is exactly what they used to be…
The researchers concluded that hybridization has major potential as an evolutionary mechanism.
Some hybridization has been achieved in the laboratory, where the resultant hybrid undergoes a series of changes, with each change resembling one of the parents.
Humans don’t undergo metamorphosis, and I don’t think we have successfully bred with any other species. The article doesn’t go into the mating mechanisms between different species either. Still, scientists have brought up the possibility that hybridization could be an evolutionary factor. And as a highly evolved species, that suggests that somewhere along the way humans were a hybrid. That provides a little believability to the Biblical stories that say:
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them.
It also has me wondering about Gilgamesh, where we had
Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, “two-thirds god and one-third human… terrifying” in his perfection, and his “noble” companion Enkidu, the domesticated savage…
… and I’m wondering which of the characters is the human, or are we a mix of both?