Our Space Relatives
Monopolizing the Truth
It appears historically (and at times hysterically) evident how every single epoch is displaying certain symptoms of intellectual arrogance, as they claim to be "holding the bag with Truth". Paradigms refusing to give space to new ideas seem only explainable by academic careerism of their proponents.
Those highly educated members of science community just can't stand the idea of having wasted all that time in "wrong" studies. Another painful notion would be losing all that social status and scholars' authority - not to mention the question of bare livelihood.
It's a kind of sad that so many brilliant brains, even amateurs can't get support from the mainstream science, some of them being even ridiculed for daring to have out-of-the-box ideas.
A number of them have lost their careers, their livelihood, for nothing more than trying to offer something new as a possibility. Just a possibility to be explored, maybe even with certain convincing indicators that could make probabilities out of those possibilities.
Speculation or Fact
At the expense of turning science into religion whose taboos are not to be challenged, old schools are actually obstructing the progress. While it may, or may not be a major issue in exact sciences, in those that lean towards interpretation it is a regular feature.
Those of our interest here are anthropology, archaeology, and consequently history of the mankind.The theoretical battle between evolutionists and creationists is just fierce enough, so the third party of alternative historians has been pushed out of the battlefield by both warring schools.
These new brave theorists are stating that man was neither created by a deity nor in a long line of animal ancestors all the way down to amoeba. Instead, they are theorizing, that space visitors genetically crossed their kind with an ape roaming around the face of earth and looking like the most qualified candidate.
Not Evenly Distributed "Space-Gene"
These days we can easily witness among our human race those specimens who benefited more by that genetic engineering event, and they are quite recognizable among folks of certain humanistic, artistic, and intellectual excellence or affinity.
On the other hand, I am only partially joking when I place those with pronounced animalistic urges like violence, territoriality, greed, and craving for power - into the category of primates. They may look like homo sapienses, but their human part is at the service of the animalistic part. I am still thinking where to place those who are texting-while-driving.
To Each Their Own Opinion
I have no impressive credentials to cross swords with all those highly learned scholars on either side of the chess board who are sneering at any version of the idea about human kind being the result of such genetic engineering. Even if I had such precious credentials, I wouldn't bother getting into an intellectual fight - hmm, maybe there is not enough of a monkey in me after all.
For quite a while now, science is not any longer a monopoly of scientists, and folks all over the globe are coming up with inventions, theories, and discoveries. Of course, that alone may not serve as enough of an umbrella for every crazy idea imaginable, but those with an open mind are also the same folks who are not much of intellectual snobs falling for credentials as an automatic proof of a brilliancy. So, let us all use our own logic as the only tool.
Great Pyramid - also a Great Evidence?
There seems to be an agreement among the "official" archaeologists and those proponents of alternative history that the Great Pyramid of Giza was built some time during so called Bronze Age. The only tools available at that time that would be used for shaping those blocks had to be chisels made of some material that would require constant sharpening.
I am not an expert in metallurgy, and so I only know what my logic is telling me - that using those chisels for cutting those blocks could be compared to cleaning the Statue of Liberty with tooth brushes. However, do we really need a material evidence in order to be logical?
Let's Use Some Layman Logic
A maxim often used in science (unfortunately in religion as well) says: "An absence of evidence is not an evidence of absence". Even if we exclude all numerous remnants from ancient history around the globe that testify about a shocking level of intelligence responsible for their architectural wonder - the Great Pyramid should be sufficient as an evidence of an extraterrestrial technology at work.
There is also that painful question to every evolutionist - the question about that enormous evolutional gap between tribal societies and a civilization with a blooming knowledge in mathematics, astronomy, medicine, physics, chemistry - not to mention architecture of some marvels that our modern technology could not duplicate.
Like on Earth - so in Space / Heavens
Now, almost every cultural tradition has it that "gods" will return some day. Ancient aliens theorists don't hesitate to call those gods extraterrestrial visitors, and their claims sit well in my mind as highly possible. Apparently, most of the world's population not only believe in the existence of more advanced civilizations in space, but also believe in their having visited us in a distant past.
However, the problem with that belief, probably amplified by science fiction movies and literature is that we somehow see them as threatening to the human race. Namely, it's truly amazing how quickly we go paranoid - mostly because we judge everyone by our own nature. Just look how we picture our Christian God.
Ever since we heard that "God created man in His own image" - and unable to prove that "resemblance" by our acting more "godly", we established that "resemblance" by giving our God human characteristics. So there we go - NOW we are alike. Thus, God can "see", He can "get angry", He can "punish" us, but then - when He is not too busy punishing, He also "loves everyone unconditionally"(?!) For Pete's sake (no pun intended), we even gave him a beard as we portrayed Him as an old dude!
Earthlings, We Don't Need Your Dictionary
Indeed, we are so prone to this ascribing human qualities to every celestial or space entity, regardless whether divine or flying in fancy spaceships. Hollywood didn't want to complicate movies by making up some space language, so our E.T.'s are speaking fluent American English.
Maybe because it was one of the easiest ones to learn. Surely not something like Latin language, I did it for a few years and well, no wonder it's called a "dead" language. Schwartzy even gave it a little German spice in the "Terminator". We readily bought it, why not.
Friends or Foes
So, what is generally believed to be "their agenda"? Why would they be arrogant? After all, if it's true that they made us by crossing their kind with ours - we got THEIR transfusion, they didn't get OURS, so why would they act like us?
All joking aside, imagine an untold millennia older civilization than ours. Even if they were also a genetic combination of some other superior beings and an animal - hopefully not a crazy monkey - their super long evolution would have made dysfunctional those animalistic parts in their brain.
Let's use some more logic here - could you possibly imagine an Einstein in a boxing ring? The genius dude was not only peaceful, but he was so gentle that he, as a matter of fact liked using baby voice when he talked to his kid - actually for longer than it was beneficial to the kid's development. Look at his eyes with that fixed smiling expression.
Getting back to our E.T.'s - they could not have an arrogant bone in them, no tendencies to conquer, or kill, or hurt in any way. By a simple logic, anybody who would be so intelligent to come from the outer space would also be too intelligent to have any primitive intentions towards us.
Welcoming Brass Music - or Deadly Rockets Pointing Up?
They must know us enough not to overrate our friendliness. Not that they could not wipe us and our fancy nukes off the surface of this planet in an instant - if they wanted to. But the fact that they haven't done it so far means that they are friendly.
So why do we need this image of some "cosmic hitlers and attilas" ? Haven't we invented more than enough enemies of our own kind? (See my hub ""National Boogie-man No.1). Why not imagine our space brothers as peaceful blue avatars, capable of healing with a touch, and producing a contagious blissfulness with a smile?
Who knows, if they ever come back, they may refresh our memory about how to build a few more pyramids - instead of those idiotic H-bomb launchers. Also, after seeing the flaws of their first genetic experiment on us, they may do a better job - this time around REALLY creating us "in their own image".
No beard this time.