Could Octopuses Have Come From Another Planet?

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This extraordinary theory about these underwater creatures has been revealed by scientific research in which they claim that octopuses are the product of alien visitors who have been brought to Earth by meteors. Well, obviously if you’ve read this far into the essay, you’ve developed an interest in the subject matter. But don’t worry, things will get better from here on out. And about frozen octopus eggs that travelled to Earth on a meteor 540 million years ago? Okay, that’s something to think about.

According to a recent research published in the journal “Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology,” the origins of life on our planet, particularly the origins of bacteria, were studied. A group of no less than 33 researchers examined a wide range of possibilities in their study. The first that springs to mind is the idea that cephalopods, such as squid, octopus, and cuttlefish, originated in an environment other than the Earth’s atmosphere. 

Extraterrestrial DNA of Octopuses

How the octopus got its smarts

According to the researchers that conducted the study, it has recently been proposed that extraterrestrial viruses may have had a role in the development of earthly life as a result of the gene sequencing of cephalopods. With 33 000 protein-coding genes, the Octopus DNA possesses an astonishing level of complexity, which is more than twice the amount of protein-coding genes present in other DNs of earth creatures..

They put forward the hypothesis that the octopuses of today are derived from creatures that came to Earth frozen in an ice meteor and evolved into what we know as octopuses. 

What is it about the octopus that tickles our collective interest? In addition to possessing a massive brain and a complex neurological system, it also possesses camera-like eyes, flexible bodies, and the ability to conceal itself instantly by changing color and form, which are just a few of the remarkable characteristics that have emerged unexpectedly on the evolutionary stage of the organism. Squid and/or octopus eggs that were carried into the ocean by comets “several hundred million years ago” were responsible for the formation of the terrestrial environment.

In addition, the researchers offer another explanation for their findings. This explanation mentioned that because of an extraterrestrial virus that infected a colony of early squid, they evolved quickly and ultimately developed into the octopuses that we are familiar with today.

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Oh no, don’t get your hopes up just yet.

As we would have imagined, scientists were quick to dismiss the researchers’ claims as unfounded and incorrect. According to the late Ken Stedman, an American virologist and professor of biology at Portland State University, “early biology is fascinating,” but “this, if anything, is harmful,” according to the news website ‘Live Science’ the author said that, “Many of the claims stated in the research to be beyond imagination, and they are not even supported by a comprehensive study of the relevant literature.”

Others, on the other hand, were a little more blunt in their interpretations of the study’s findings. Virologist Karin Mölling of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in

Germany voiced her unhappiness with the findings. They “cannot be taken seriously,” she said in response to the results of the findings.

Our guess is that this is not the last time the scientific community will consider whether or not life originated on Earth from other planets and gave rise to some or all of the life forms that we see around us right now. Consider whether or not it is at the very least worthwhile to consider when a group of about three dozen experts from colleges and organizations throughout the globe come out in favor of such claims and get global media attention as a consequence. Is it worth considering? Maybe one day you can prove these claims yourself when you’re ready to do your own academic research. If you’re not yet ready, you can first start by taking online quizzes for a starter.