Comment by Kevin Cross on October 4, 2011 at 6:30am

I always thought this subject was VERY interesting. Basically it's asking "Did the Annunaki Create Us"?  There are numerous video's and reading materials on this subject and i'll include a couple of more videos to further everyone's thoughts.

Annunaki: Creators of Modern Man Part 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF3yBd9dtyg

Annunaki: Creators of Modern Man Part 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHbj_mSZAzU

 

I would love to hear what everyone else's thoughts are on this!

Comment by Heather Spoonheim on October 4, 2011 at 4:54pm

It's misleading to say 'we appeared' 150 to 200 thousand years ago.  It might be far more accurate to say our ancestors of 150 to 200 thousand years ago aren't that much different from our modern selves, genetically/physiologically speaking.  The differences, however, are greater and greater as we go back further - and that's called evolution.  As soon as I hear someone use the word 'Darwinism', I know I'm dealing with someone who is either ignorant of evolutionary science or has philosophical issues with it - such as theistic beliefs.

 

When we go back 200 thousand years, we find not only our ancestors, but Neanderthals as well, and proponents of the Ancient Aliens theory have yet to explain why such speciation existed - although from an evolutionary stand-point such a phenomenon is actually predicted/expected.

 

The next thing that proponents of Ancient Aliens like to do is suggest that civilization simply 'popped up' with Sumerian culture - and then suggest that there is some big mystery surrounding the Sumerians.  The fact is that we have archaeological sites such as Gobekli Tepe that go back thousands of years before Sumeria that show the evolution of human civilization - so the Sumerians didn't just 'pop up' at all.  Furthermore, Sumerians mostly seem rather mysterious because of the heavy focus lent to Egyptology by early archaeologists because of Christian interest in finding validation for their fairy tales.  As archaeology has broadened its focus over the past 50 years, with science being less and less fettered by theistic influences, we've learned a lot more about pre-Egyptian civilization that is really filling in big pieces of the puzzle.

 

So far I've watched half of the video - I'll watch the rest and perhaps comment some more.

Comment by Heather Spoonheim on October 4, 2011 at 5:06pm

The fusing of the second and third chromosomes of our primate dna (which is still primate dna) is a phenomenon that has a name - I looked this up quite some time ago but can't remember exactly what that mutation is called.  Feel free to look it up for yourself.  It is a documented mutation that is observed in various species of both plants and animals (likely insects as well).  To say that it "wouldn't" or "couldn't" happen is to simply ignore the mountains of evidence that it DOES happen and HAS happened repeatedly.  It is rare, particularly for the end combinations of the second and third chromosomes that combined in humans, but it still occurs from time to time.  Furthermore, it is possible for an organism with this mutation to still procreate with another organism that doesn't have this mutation because, contrary to conspiracist beliefs, two organisms don't always need the same number of chromosomes to procreate.

Comment by Heather Spoonheim on October 4, 2011 at 5:11pm

The last guy really has some explaining to do as to why we have 98% identical material to so many other mammals.  Go check the comparison between us and pigs, rabbits, and other animals.  If we were crossbred with completely alien DNA then we would expect to find a very high percentage of genes in humans that were unlike anything contained in any other creature on this planet - unless, of course, these 'Annunaki' actually evolved from earth based life forms that had developed all the genetic material, then they left for their planet, then came back just to mate with their distant relatives - but how, then, did they evolve into such intelligent creatures that they had genetic engineering skills so long before the rest of us?

Comment by Kevin Cross on October 5, 2011 at 6:38am

Very interesting Heather, thank you for your input. I'm going to take a few days and check out your perspective

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