Hi Bo. Great question!
Yes, I do believe we had and still have "outside" influences. Little green men? No, I think not...they say they're actually grey. hehe (: I love the strange and unusual, so I've read a LOT of stuff about aliens and "visitors." Fascinating stuff. A lot of it is bullshit, but some of it seems truly "unexplainable."
Okay, so maybe we were "helped" or "taught" or "given" this knowledge by outside influences such as "visitors" or God or angels or spirit guides...whatever you wanna call it.
So, yea, we as a race are smart as a whole. The problem is...not many of our "geniuses" have any common sense. Yes, they invented lasers. But what do they do with it besides surgeries that are nothing short of miraculous? They burn, melt, destroy, kill and blow shit up. And atom bombs? Initially, finding a way to smash teensy atoms together is brilliant. But what do they do with it? They go on and figure out how to implode them while cramming them together, igniting them into a firebomb killing hundreds of thousands or even millions of people with only one bomb. Not to mention flattening and destroying every single living thing for several miles from the actual explosion.
Take my own father, for instance. He has an IQ of 187 and back in the 70's he started up a company called VAS (I think it stood for "Video Audio Systems." Not sure though. I was a kid and never really cared what the A-hole did.) Anyway, he invented an LP (record) sized "disc" to put in X-ray machines and CT scans to make the resolution sharper for the doc's to see your insides better and locate tumors, aneurisms etc, but the man literally cannot tie his own shoes. Seriously. He wears velcro straps on his tenny's or he wears slip-on dress shoes. I kid not. He has NO common sense whatsoever. None. Nada. Zero. Zip. I think you get the idea.
Anyway, since God is infallible and he created us in his image, and we as humans have this HUGE flaw of no common sense to go 'equally' with our "smartness," we must've been "helped" or "taught" by the little green men from Mars. (:
But that's just my theory. (:
May peace be in your heart and soul...and little green men stay out of your bed...always,
P.S. I've missed ya, Bo! (: