Out-of-This-World Thinking

on March 1, 2019

Octopuses are aliens. Seriously—in a peer-reviewed science journal, a team of 33 respected scientists has concluded that alien origin is the most plausible explanation for octopuses.

Here’s their reasoning, published in Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology (August 2018): Octopuses are genetically so diverse from their supposed nautiloid ancestors that it is highly unlikely they could have evolved their high intelligence and astounding camouflage abilities in the few million years supposedly available. Conclusion: They must have been uniquely created—whoops, we mean they must have come from space.

The authors claim that octopus genes “are likely new extraterrestrial imports to Earth,” arriving on a comet or meteorite, “most plausibly as an already coherent group of functioning genes within (say) [frozen] . . . fertilized octopus eggs.”

So close and yet so far. These scientists from many different fields recognize that Darwinian evolution is not sufficient to explain the diversity of life on our planet. But instead of turning to the omnipotent Creator, they simply push the problem farther out: “It is then logical to surmise, given our current knowledge of the biology of comets and their debris, the new genes . . . most likely came from space.”

Regardless of the fact that no biology (life) of any kind has been found on comets, they confidently proclaim, “This evidence provides for, and allows the study of, Cosmic Gene Pools and these are capable of driving . . . biological evolution here on Earth.”

These are highly intelligent scientists. Yet they are quick to embrace a falsehood because they reject the fount of all truth. God will not excuse anyone for willfully suppressing the truth of the Creator because it is so evident (Romans 1:18–23).

This article was taken from Answers magazine, September–October, 2018, pg 29–30.