Thursday, April 02, 2009

History Channel UFO Hunters: "The Grays" and what kind of world(s) do they come from?

On Wednesday, April 1, the History Channel aired a “UFO Hunters” episode that I can’t find listed on their site, but it seems to be called simply “The Grays.” The show examined the “Starchild Skull” found in Mexico and tried to extrapolate the idea that the corpse came from an alien “Gray”. There are various forums on the Internet that claim that this evidence is discredited, such as here.

The investigators claim that the shull was found next to a normal skull, and that the Starchild Skull yielded only mitochondrial DNA, which would come from the mother. There was no nuclear DNA, some of which could come from the father, so there is speculation that the “starchild” is a hyprid alien-human, and that other babies could have been born with much lower percentages of “alien” blood.

The show suggested that the aliens could come from a world orbiting an M star. (This may be related to the Betty and Barney Hill star maps, as presented in this show and discussed in more detail in another program in this series.) An M star is on the main sequence but smaller and cooler; a planet with life would be closer and might always face the sun with one side. Scientific American had an issue in April 2008 by Nancy Y. Kiang, “The Color of Plants on Other Worlds.” Stable M stars would be likely to have black plants, link here.

So plant life on an M-star world is different from ours, but maybe not that different. Does it make sense, then, to suppose that animal life would resemble that on earth enough that “humans” could mate with earth humans? That sounds extremely improbable, unless there is a Creator, or some unknown influence causing “convergent evolution” among different worlds. The concept of “convergent evolution” is known on earth, as animals that look very different (say cephalopods and mammals) might develop similar intellectual or problem solving abilities and even comparable anatomies and can communicate and even form emotional bonds. But social adaptation and actual biological similarity are different, and the idea of a hybrid is most unlikely unless there is some grand, quasi-creation-driven plan to make this happen.

There was even a more bizarre concept expressed: that the Grays are some sort of second-class citizens or servants, without full capabilities, invented by the people above them – an idea that in our culture has unacceptable political and social implications. Another concept is that Grays communicate by telepathy, which takes “cyberspace” into still another “dimension” where new protocols and legal doctrines become necessary. (Imagine “reputation defense” in a world where telepathy, possibly moving faster than light and skipping through space-time, has been developed.)

Perhaps the religious concept of “angels” is relevant – different kinds of “people” that can migrate (through hyperspace) among worlds and bring them together, even biologically, but only following certain strict rules of equilibrium. Perhaps within a universe consciousness is somehow finite or at least countable, and the “angels” bring separate people together and redefine identity in ways we can only map out in theory.

If a world was going to come to an end, angels might select some people from the world to carry on at another planet (as in the movie “Knowing”), or might even be able to return after the cataclysm.

The overall impression one gets from all of this is, if there is something to it at all, alien societies are more structured than ours, and may not even use fiat money at all, replacing it with “karma” and various forms of metamorphosis of identity itself. The universe may not be that safe for democracy. We should treasure our political experiment.

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