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DNA Study Shows Octopuses Might Be Alien

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 Talon    716

Not only that, the octopus DNA is highly rearranged – like cards shuffled and reshuffled in a pack – containing numerous so-called “jumping genes” that can leap around the genome.

“The octopus appears to be utterly different from all other animals, even other molluscs, with its eight prehensile arms, its large brain and its clever problem-solving abilities,” said US researcher Dr Clifton Ragsdale, from the University of Chicago.

“The late British zoologist Martin Wells said the octopus is an alien. In this sense, then, our paper describes the first sequenced genome from an alien.”

The scientists sequenced the genome of the California two-spot octopus in a study published in the journal Nature.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/examviral/science-world/dont-freak-out-but-scientists-think-octopuses-might-be-aliens-after-dna-study-347880.html

The octopus genome and the evolution of cephalopod neural and morphological novelties

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v524/n7564/full/nature14668.html

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 YourMom2    1,354

Our own DNA could be considered to be "alien" seeded from ????? Paid science cannot come to that conclusion because that would dispel a popular earth story and escalate the war that is already in progress. Imagine if every "woe is me" contingent gave up their cause and laid down their persecution swords. 

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 CalmShock    74

Funny how we can have numerous species whose DNA remains unchanged (living fossils) for 400-500 million years, many of which are sea dwelling, and then we have these life forms whose DNA is applied like makeup on a cheap hooker, erratic and nonsensical.

Evolution is born out of neccesity, however correlates directly to the environment in which you live. Seeing as though both living fossils and newer species both came from the same habitat, where's the disconnect? Why do some evolve and others remain COMPLETELY UNCHANGED for hundreds of millions of years...?

Here's some living fossils as an example

http://io9.com/12-of-the-most-astounding-living-fossils-known-to-sci-1506539384

 

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 RabidWolf    1,069

Or, there is a flaw in the method in which humans look at and sequence DNA.
(Humans tend to think they are right, especially when they are wrong.)

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