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A group of scientists from the United States reached the unexpected conclusion that octopuses might have originated from aliens. According to them, they might have arrived on our planet as frozen eggs about 250 million years ago. Moreover, they might have also evolved on a completely different planet, and the experts believe that the proof lies in the extraordinary power that octopuses possess. Cephalopods, the class that octopuses are also part of, have the incredible ability of editing their bodies. This is so impressive mainly because experts are still to figure out how this process actually works. Evolution as we know it is not based on body-editing processes.
Now, biologists have claimed that this power is an “advanced biological capability” which must have originated from an alien world. In April last year, a group of researchers discovered that cephalopods, including octopus, cuttlefish and squid, can rephrase their RNA with regularity. This characteristic makes them completely unique among all the living beings on planet Earth. It seems that it may not be a coincidence at all. Just like DNA, the RNA has genetic codes on it. However, the big difference is that the DNA is double stranded while the RNA only has one single strand.
Octopuses, the aliens living among us?
The RNA triggers protein protection and according to experts, in ancient times, the RNA in early organisms on Earth might have worked exactly as the DNA now. The researchers also studied members of the cephalopod class and discovered something unusual. About 60% of their RNA, especially in the nervous system, was edited after the DNA programmed it. These changed allowed them to adapt to the temperature changes in oceans.
Experts now believe that octopuses might have arrived on Earth from space in the form of frozen eggs which then evolved. This is why they possess this unusual ability, unlike any other being on our planet.
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