Extraterrestrial life in the Bible

I want to use a different approach in this post. If we assume that the Bible is telling the truth – personally, I believe in the Bible only as an ancient book of history, but not as a revelation – we can prove that some intelligent extraterrestrial life interfered in the evolution of life on Earth.

I will show below how the creation story described in the Bible is related to the scientific knowledge we have today.

I will use a chapter on the genesis of the Bible as a starting point.

The text of the Bible was copied from http://www.bibliacatolica.com.br/the-new-american-bible/genesis/1/ without any editing.

So let’s start with Genesis 1.

  1. In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth,
  2. the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters.
  3. Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

The moment of the Big Boom, usually called the Big Bang (but the sound of the explosions is not represented as a bang, but boom, bang is for weapons).

The water here is probably just liquid hydrogen, which is the most common element of the Universe.

  1. God saw how good the light was. God then separated the light from the darkness.
  2. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” Thus evening came, and morning followed–the first day.

The Earth began to spin around its axis.

  1. Then God said, “Let there be a dome in the middle of the waters, to separate one body of water from the other.” And so it happened:
  2. God made the dome, and it separated the water above the dome from the water below it.
  3. God called the dome “the sky.” Evening came, and morning followed–the second day.

The atmosphere emerges.

  1. Then God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered into a single basin, so that the dry land may appear.” And so it happened: the water under the sky was gathered into its basin, and the dry land appeared.
  2. God called the dry land “the earth,” and the basin of the water he called “the sea.” God saw how good it was.

The continents emerge as a result of volcanism.

  1. Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth vegetation: every kind of plant that bears seed and every kind of fruit tree on earth that bears fruit with its seed in it.” And so it happened:
  2. the earth brought forth every kind of plant that bears seed and every kind of fruit tree on earth that bears fruit with its seed in it. God saw how good it was.
  3. Evening came, and morning followed–the third day.

Well, here we need to disagree with the Bible, life having started in the water – as we have explained in previous posts – unless our planet was being colonized by an intelligent extraterrestrial form of life that preferred to send the plants first. This may be the case described here.

  1. Then God said: “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky, to separate day from night. Let them mark the fixed times, the days and the years,
  2. and serve as luminaries in the dome of the sky, to shed light upon the earth.” And so it happened:
  3. God made the two great lights, the greater one to govern the day, and the lesser one to govern the night; and he made the stars.
  4. God set them in the dome of the sky, to shed light upon the earth,
  5. to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. God saw how good it was.
  6. Evening came, and morning followed–the fourth day.

The Moon and stars become visible. The volcanism was greatly reduced leaving the atmosphere clean.

  1. Then God said, “Let the water teem with an abundance of living creatures, and on the earth let birds fly beneath the dome of the sky.” And so it happened:
  2. God created the great sea monsters and all kinds of swimming creatures with which the water teems, and all kinds of winged birds. God saw how good it was,
  3. and God blessed them, saying, “Be fertile, multiply, and fill the water of the seas; and let the birds multiply on the earth.”
  4. Evening came, and morning followed–the fifth day.

Aquatic life emerges. As we said, this must happen before life on earth, but the Bible reversed which suggests that the plants were implanted here by an intelligent extraterrestrial form of life.

  1. Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth all kinds of living creatures: cattle, creeping things, and wild animals of all kinds.” And so it happened:
  2. God made all kinds of wild animals, all kinds of cattle, and all kinds of creeping things of the earth. God saw how good it was.

Until here, God created everything just because he desired. He needs nothing to create the Sun, the Earth, the Moon, the stars and all plants, fishes and animals.

Up to this point, God created everything just because he wished. He did not need anything to create the Sun, Earth, Moon, stars and all plants, fishes and animals.

  1. Then God said: “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and the cattle, and over all the wild animals and all the creatures that crawl on the ground.”
  2. God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them.
  3. God blessed them, saying: “Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that move on the earth.”
  4. God also said: “See, I give you every seed-bearing plant all over the earth and every tree that has seed-bearing fruit on it to be your food;
  5. and to all the animals of the land, all the birds of the air, and all the living creatures that crawl on the ground, I give all the green plants for food.” And so it happened.
  6. God looked at everything he had made, and he found it very good. Evening came, and morning followed–the sixth day.

Animals emerge on earth and man is created in the image of God. But here is a problem. The God who created the Universe has no shape, because in the beginning the earth was formless wasteland, it is clear that the God who created man was another God: an intelligent extraterrestrial life form.

Maybe the same that sows all kinds of life here, explaining why life first appeared on earth instead of in the water.

Now Genesis 2.

  1. Thus the heavens and the earth and all their array were completed.
  2. Since on the seventh day God was finished with the work he had been doing, he rested on the seventh day from all the work he had undertaken.
  3. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work he had done in creation.
  4. Such is the story of the heavens and the earth at their creation. At the time when the LORD God made the earth and the heavens–
  5. while as yet there was no field shrub on earth and no grass of the field had sprouted, for the LORD God had sent no rain upon the earth and there was no man to till the soil,
  6. but a stream was welling up out of the earth and was watering all the surface of the ground–
  7. the LORD God formed man out of the clay of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and so man became a living being.
  8. Then the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and he placed there the man whom he had formed.
  9. Out of the ground the LORD God made various trees grow that were delightful to look at and good for food, with the tree of life in the middle of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and bad.
  10. A river rises in Eden to water the garden; beyond there it divides and becomes four branches.
  11. The name of the first is the Pishon; it is the one that winds through the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.
  12. The gold of that land is excellent; bdellium and lapis lazuli are also there.
  13. The name of the second river is the Gihon; it is the one that winds all through the land of Cush.
  14. The name of the third river is the Tigris; it is the one that flows east of Asshur. The fourth river is the Euphrates.
  15. The LORD God then took the man and settled him in the garden of Eden, to cultivate and care for it.
  16. The LORD God gave man this order: “You are free to eat from any of the trees of the garden
  17. except the tree of knowledge of good and bad. From that tree you shall not eat; the moment you eat from it you are surely doomed to die.”
  18. The LORD God said: “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a suitable partner for him.”
  19. So the LORD God formed out of the ground various wild animals and various birds of the air, and he brought them to the man to see what he would call them; whatever the man called each of them would be its name.
  20. The man gave names to all the cattle, all the birds of the air, and all the wild animals; but none proved to be the suitable partner for the man.
  21. So the LORD God cast a deep sleep on the man, and while he was asleep, he took out one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.
  22. The LORD God then built up into a woman the rib that he had taken from the man. When he brought her to the man,
  23. the man said: “This one, at last, is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; This one shall be called ‘woman,’ for out of ‘her man’ this one has been taken.”
  24. That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one body.
  25. The man and his wife were both naked, yet they felt no shame.

Here we can see something else interesting.

Why would the God who was able to create everything – the Sun, Earth, Moon, stars and all plants, fishes, and animals – would need to make a surgery using anesthesia on the man he had finished creating, and remove a rib to create a woman, instead of making her out of the clay of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life again?

Of course, they are completely different gods. The God who created man is far less powerful than the God who created everything else.

It is clear that man was created mixing the genetic code of an early version of man with the genetic code of this God to create a better version of man: a genetic experiment.

Currently we know that inside our bones we have pluripotent stem cells that can become any type of cell in our body. This explains why having surgery to remove an Adam’s rib, using anesthesia so Adam does not suffer during the procedure.

It also explains why this God needed the rib to make a woman genetically compatible with the man he had made based on an earlier version of the man that existed before, mixing his own genetic code. So this God used the rib to make a human clone by replacing only the sexual chromosome Y with another X inside the pluripotent stem cells, to use them to create a new blastocyst that could generate a viable fetus and could be implanted in one early version of a woman who would function as a belly for rent. In fact, it explains why create the man first: man has both the Y and X chromosomes, while the woman has only the X chromosomes.

In Genesis 3, Adam and Eve were cast out of Eden for eating from the tree of knowledge, but there are nothing else that interests us there, except that, like God said in Genesis 1, 28 to man, “Be fertile and multiply”, of course the original sin is not sex, but ambition for knowledge.

However, there are still some unanswered questions:

  • Why did God plant the two trees – the tree of life and tree of knowledge – in Eden?
  • Did God want to know if man would prefer a long life or knowledge?
  • And how did the serpent know that the fruit of tree of knowledge would not kill the man and the woman?
  • Had the serpent itself eaten of the fruit?
  • In this case, why were animals allowed to eat those fruits but not man?

In Genesis 4, be clear that Adam and Eve are not the first humans, but only the most advanced humans. Take a look:

  1. The man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have produced a man with the help of the LORD.”
  2. Next she bore his brother Abel. Abel became a keeper of flocks, and Cain a tiller of the soil.
  3. In the course of time Cain brought an offering to the LORD from the fruit of the soil,
  4. while Abel, for his part, brought one of the best firstlings of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering,
  5. but on Cain and his offering he did not. Cain greatly resented this and was crestfallen.
  6. So the LORD said to Cain: “Why are you so resentful and crestfallen?
  7. If you do well, you can hold up your head; but if not, sin is a demon lurking at the door: his urge is toward you, yet you can be his master.”
  8. Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let us go out in the field.” When they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.
  9. Then the LORD asked Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” He answered, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”
  10. The LORD then said: “What have you done! Listen: your brother’s blood cries out to me from the soil!
  11. Therefore you shall be banned from the soil that opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.
  12. If you till the soil, it shall no longer give you its produce. You shall become a restless wanderer on the earth.”
  13. Cain said to the LORD: “My punishment is too great to bear.
  14. Since you have now banished me from the soil, and I must avoid your presence and become a restless wanderer on the earth, anyone may kill me at sight.”
  15. Not so!” the LORD said to him. “If anyone kills Cain, Cain shall be avenged sevenfold.” So the LORD put a mark on Cain, lest anyone should kill him at sight.
  16. Cain then left the LORD’S presence and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden.
  17. Cain had relations with his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. Cain also became the founder of a city, which he named after his son Enoch.
  18. To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad became the father of Mehujael; Mehujael became the father of Methusael, and Methusael became the father of Lamech.
  19. Lamech took two wives; the name of the first was Adah, and the name of the second Zillah.
  20. Adah gave birth to Jabal, the ancestor of all who dwell in tents and keep cattle.
  21. His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the ancestor of all who play the lyre and the pipe.
  22. Zillah, on her part, gave birth to Tubalcain, the ancestor of all who forge instruments of bronze and iron. The sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.
  23. Lamech said to his wives: “Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; wives of Lamech, listen to my utterance: I have killed a man for wounding me, a boy for bruising me.
  24. If Cain is avenged sevenfold, then Lamech seventy-sevenfold.”
  25. Adam again had relations with his wife, and she gave birth to a son whom she called Seth. “God has granted me more offspring in place of Abel,” she said, “because Cain slew him.”
  26. To Seth, in turn, a son was born, and he named him Enosh. At that time men began to invoke the LORD by name.

How could you explain that Cain could have a wife away from where his parents were living in the land of Nod? He left alone – since Eve had only two sons -, which means that she needs to be a member of that earlier version of humans used as the basis for creating Adam.

Another question: Who was the man and the boy that Lamec killed? Even though you think that Cain left God’s presence with a wife – assuming he had unnamed sisters in the Bible -, you can not explain who are these two that Lamec killed, because they are not of his family, for every man of his family are named.

Perhaps this is the explanation and motivation for the descendants of Cain to be considered impure. They mingled with an earlier version of less evolved humans than themselves.

Yet these early versions of humans may have been made by the same God while he attempted to create a perfect human being. By the way, many american indian cultures speak of 3 to 6 versions of humans before ours.

Based on all that was exposed above, we must consider that the God who created man is not the same one who created the Universe, but an intelligent form of life that arose on another planet and that came to colonize the Earth, usually called an ancient astronaut.

In fact, this is what is described in the Bible.

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How and why the life emerge?

Life is the result of evolution.

We generally think that only living beings can evolve but, in fact, remember that, like we have defined, evolution is a process of increasing complexity. In this sense, even inanimate matter can evolve. For example, when the methane becomes ethane as a result of a chemical process, that is an evolution.

Keeping this in mind, it is easy for life to emerge anywhere in the Universe where a liquid environment is available. The liquid medium facilitates the chemical reactions by dissolving the reactants. Usually we think only about water as a liquid, but it is not necessary. Any liquid can do this, like methane or any other.

Over time, simple substances, such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen, must evolve to produce proteins and they will evolve to produce more complex molecules, such as RNA and DNA.

On the other hand, the components of cells, such as mitochondria, may be unique to the cells that have emerged on our planet. Of course, extraterrestrial cells must have another structure to replace mitochondria with the same function. The same can occur with other components of our cells.

Planets without liquid environment probably will have no life unless life was implanted there by a meteor coming from a planet with life or by an intelligent life with space travel capability.

It is clear that complex lives that came from different planets may be completely different as to the shape and function of their internal organs, although externally they are similar.

But why does all this occurs?

The answer is simple but controversial.

Evolution is the response of the Universe to compensate for the increase in entropy that results from any physical process to maintain the universe’s entropy unchanged.

Keep in mind that in a closed system the entropy must remain unchanged because any increment in one part of this system needs to be compensated with a reduction elsewhere. If our Universe had its entropy increased, it would entail energy gain.

Imagine a box with air inside. If we move 3/4 of this air to one part of this box the rest of the box should have the other 1/4. In the first part the entropy was increased, but in the second the entropy was reduced, but in sum the entropy of the whole system is exactly the same.

When simple substances react to make more complex substances the entropy is reduced, being entropy the measure the disorder of a physical system. The sum of the decrease in entropy caused by these reactions should compensate for the increase in entropy of the physical process related to the event.

The same occurs in the process of fusion within a star. When two hydrogen atoms merge to create a helium atom, the entropy inside the star is reduced, but the released energy compensates for that reduction and maintains the entropy unchanged.

In this sense, chemical evolution plus biological evolution should reduce entropy at the same rate as the physical process increases the entropy to have a null result, while the physical process that reduces the entropy, like fusion, releases energy that will keep the entropy unchanged.

That is why life emerges.

Life is the final result of the process of chemical evolution.

That is how life emerges.

 

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Evolution

Evolution is a process of increasing complexity.

In biology, evolution is the process that changes the genetic code of organisms to go from the simplest to the most complex. These aleatory changes can benefit or impair the organism. When the organism is benefited by the changes your chance to survive increases and the population of this variant should prevail over the old one, but when the changes impaired the organism the chance to survive decreases making more probable that this variant be extinct in a little time.

The changes benefit the organism when follow the rules described at our post “Establishing the rules“, that is, when reduce the spent of energy, increase the reproductive success, reduce its environmental impact or increase the area where the organism can live.

Several factors can be responsible by evolution, such as, transcript errors of genetic code, crossing over and environmental variable changes (these changes can affect the result of chemical reactions or affect physically the molecules into cell).

 

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