I’ve all the time puzzled about octopus. Are they aliens? An animal that may change colours immediately to cover itself within the background. An animal with three hearts, 9 brains and blue blood! I all the time figured it was alien and unable to speak with us. Instead, people catch them and eat them. They are extremely clever, we simply must discover a type of communication to talk to them.
Scott C. Waring
A controversial science paper has argued simply that, suggesting that octopuses could have arrived on our planet as frozen eggs carried right here in comets. The paper, by 33 scientists (some with reputations as mavericks) is revealed within the peer-reviewed journal Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Cosmos journal experiences.
It means that ‘life was seeded right here on Earth by life-bearing comets’ as quickly because it turned attainable for all times types to outlive – and that octopuses arrived in the same means about 270 million years in the past. The concept of alien life spreading like ‘seeds’ via area isn’t new – the idea is called ‘Panspermia’. But the authors level to new DNA proof about octopuses. The first full genome sequence of octopus DNA in 2015 confirmed that octopuses are completely completely different from all different animals – and their genome exhibits a placing stage of complexity with 33,000 protein-coding genes recognized, greater than in a human. The paper says, ‘The genome of the Octopus exhibits a staggering stage of complexity with 33,000 protein-coding genes greater than is current in Homo sapiens.