33 Scientists Say That Octopuses Are Aliens From Space That Arrived To Earth On Icy Bodies

In the animal kingdom, octopuses are among the most unique creatures. A new study suggests that octopuses are so unique that they might come from outer space.

Why Do 33 Scientists Think That Octopuses Are Aliens?

The theory of octopuses being extraterrestrial beings was introduced by a group of 33 scientists from around the world. Citing the intelligence of the octopus, the scientists believe that the animal was one of many life-forms to come from alien material in outer space.

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Scientists Find Effects of DMT Closely Resemble Near-Death Experiences

It’s always seemed odd how much time we spend thinking about death while knowing that we’ll find out soon enough. It feels like a real serious waste of time, but it will always be an integral part of the human experience. More so, probably, for those of us living in a society dominated by a scientific materialist worldview. Other societies, those that place more of a premium on lived mystical experiences, are likely less concerned with the mystery of dying as the west, because whether their answer is right or wrong, it’s still an answer. Recently, western science has begun revisiting an old conundrum in a big way: psychedelic substances, their link to mystical experiences, and the long term health benefits they can provide. Important among those health benefits is evidence that psychedelics can help ease end-of-life anxiety and depression in people with terminal illnesses. The question for western science now is “why?” which, should be said, seems like a silly question to anyone who’s had a mystical experience under the influence of psychedelics, but that is science’s job.

A recent paper published in Frontiers in Psychology details clinical tests used to qualitatively compare the experience of taking DMT, that most powerful of psychedelics, with that of near-death experiences (NDEs). There’s an often repeated “fact” about DMT that should be addressed: it hasn’t actually been proven that your brain floods with endogenous DMT at the moment of death, some scientists believe it to be the case, but that is not yet proven. For the study, the researchers selected 13 volunteers through word-of-mouth advertisement. The volunteers were required to have had experiences with psychedelics before and were required to have no medical history of mental illness. In a double-blind placebo controlled experiment some, volunteers were given intravenous DMT while others were given a saline placebo.  After they were done partying with the cosmic machine-elves, they were asked to fill out a survey that is used to measure NDEs.

What they found isn’t all that surprising to anyone with knowledge of DMT and the psychedelic experience at large. They’re pretty similar experiences. From the paper:

Results revealed significant increases in phenomenological features associated with the NDE, following DMT administration compared to placebo. Also, we found significant relationships between the NDE scores and DMT-induced ego-dissolution and mystical-type experiences, as well as a significant association between NDE scores and baseline trait ‘absorption’ and delusional ideation measured at baseline. Furthermore, we found a significant overlap in nearly all of the NDE phenomenological features when comparing DMT-induced NDEs with a matched group of ‘actual’ NDE experiencers. These results reveal a striking similarity between these states that warrants further investigation.

The “delusional ideation” mentioned refers to the fact that people who believe in spooky things tend to have more profound psychedelic experiences as well as more profound near-death experiences. The criteria used to determine what is “delusional” is from the Peters Delusion Inventory. The paper describes it as such:

The PDI is a measure of delusional thinking in the general population and contains items related to paranormal phenomena (e.g., belief in telepathy, witchcraft, and voodoo) as well as strength of belief and level of distress associated with these.

Make of that what you will. Personally, I’m pretty sure that if your work involves people mainlining DMT to find out what happens when you die, you waived your right to call anyone delusional. Or maybe we can admit that we’re all a bit delusional in our own way.

Dreamscape

Regardless of whether a writer on the paranormal feels personally attacked by a scientific journal or not, this is a fantastic step towards the normalization and better understanding of psychedelics. If we can use these extraordinarily powerful chemicals to better understand the universally experienced and universally terrifying inevitable end, maybe we can find peace, and maybe we can get on with living while we still have time.

Scientists Believe This Mummified Hand Found In A Peruvian Cave Is Evidence Of Aliens On Earth

The Medical Examination Revealed Skin And Bone

When the mummified hand was given to Brien Foerster, he passed it onto medical experts for an evaluation. They x-rayed the hand and concluded that it was made of skin and bone, with no less than six bones in each finger. This proves that it doesn’t belong to a human, because humans only have three bones in each finger. This finding is the strongest suggestion that the hand is not a fake.

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Scientists Say They’ve Found The Driver of False Beliefs, And It’s Not a Lack of Intelligence

This is why some people are so confident in their “facts”.

Why is it sometimes so hard to convince someone that the world is indeed a globe, or that climate change is actually caused by human activity, despite the overwhelming evidence?

Scientists think they might have the answer, and it’s less to do with lack of understanding, and more to do with the feedback they’re getting.

Getting positive or negative reactions to something you do or say is a greater influence on your thinking than logic and reasoning, the new research suggests – so if you’re in a group of like-minded people, that’s going to reinforce your thinking.

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Scientists turn nuclear waste into diamond batteries that’ll last for thousands of years

Nuclear energy is carbon free, which makes it an attractive and practical alternative to fossil fuels, as it doesn’t contribute to global warming. We also have the infrastructure for it already in place. It’s nuclear waste that makes fission bad for the environment. And it lasts for so long, some isotopes for thousands of years. Nuclear fuel is comprised of ceramic pellets of uranium-235 placed within metal rods. After fission takes place, two radioactive isotopes are left over: cesium-137 and strontium-90.

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Scientists Say That People With Anxiety Could Have ‘Superpowers’

For those people who are actually living with an anxiety disorder, this must seem like a joke. Anxiety is not fun, and on bad days anxious people definitely feel far from super.

There really is no bright or positive side to living with anxiety, and although each sufferer has a different experience and different levels of struggle, they can probably all agree that it is no walk in the park.

However these claims aren’t suggesting that people who are living with anxiety can start flying or suddenly become as strong as superman but rather those who suffer from anxiety or panic disorders may have some pretty superb qualities about them that could be related to their disorder.

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Nothing Is Solid & Everything Is Energy – Scientists Explain The World of Quantum Physics

It has been written about before, over and over again, but cannot be emphasized enough. The world of quantum physics is an eerie one, one that sheds light on the truth about our world in ways that challenge the existing framework of accepted knowledge.

What we perceive as our physical material world, is really not physical or material at all, in fact, it is far from it. This has been proven time and time again by multiple Nobel Peace Prize (among many other scientists around the world) physicists, on of them being Niels Bohr, a Danish Physicist who made significant contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory.

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Scientists May Have Evidence of Universes That Existed Before Our Own

Are we living in the only universe? If you believe like many that we reside in a multiverse, then answer this question: do we live in the FIRST universe? If that’s too big of a query to wrap your brain around, here’s a little help from an esteemed mathematician, with a little more help from the beyond in the form of Stephen Hawking, who thinks the answer lies in black holes:

“What we claim we’re seeing is the final remnant after a black hole has evaporated away in the previous aeon.”

What University of Oxford mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose and his colleagues “claim we’re seeing” is radiation that appears to have passed from a previous universe (which he calls an “aeon”), which supports Penrose’s theory of “conformal cyclic cosmology” which proposes that the universe is not the product of a single Big Bang but instead is going through an ebb and flow of Big Bang expansions and dying universe compressions. This, of course, would contradict the prevailing theory of cosmic inflation, which hypothesizes that the universe is expanding infinitely.

Got it so far? Still skeptical? Let’s bring in the late great Stephen Hawking and his “Hawking points.”

“Though seemingly problematic for cosmic inflation, the existence of such anomalous points is an implication of conformal cyclic cosmology (CCC).”

In a paper published on the pre-peer review website arxiv.org, Penrose proposes that Hawking points – a singular spot of radiation emitted from black hole – are actually exit-entry points between dying-birthing universes and the radiation itself is a remnant from the previous aeon passed on to the current one. At this point, if you’re up on your Hawking points, you’re probably screaming, “But Hawking was never able to prove they exist!”

Not so fast, says Penrose. His study claims that one or more things-that-could-be-Hawking -points have been found by the BICEP2 (Background Imaging of Celectronic Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization) project, a muscular mapping of the cosmic microwave background (the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the Big Bang) which has identified 20 swirling patterns of polarizations (a great name for a band) called B-modes (a great name for the band’s backup singers) on the far edges of the map near the beginning of the universe we’re in right now.

Penrose and his colleagues believe these swirls are the smoking points proving the theory of conformal cyclic cosmology.

“Although of extremely low temperature at emission, in CCC this radiation is enormously concentrated by the conformal compression of the entire future of the black hole, resulting in a single point at the crossover into our current aeon.”

Should we break out the champagne (real and non-alcoholic) and invite our Hindu friends over to celebrate the proof of Vedic cosmology and the four Yugas? Unfortunately, Penrose’s study and simulations are based on the map released by the BICEP2 project, not the raw data which could contain contradicting points to the Hawking points. The map only goes back to about 380,000 years after the Big Bang, not to the bang itself, and other researchers say Penrose has not yet disproved the theories that the swirls or rings are light being bent by massive objects we can’t see yet.

Will a chain of banging-and-imploding universes that lasts forever be proven by the B-modes before the next aeon arrives? If science had a category for “most popular theory,” anything connected to Hawking would be a winner.

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.

But what is a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat of consciousness, the essence of your being. Without a mind, you cannot be considered meaningfully alive.

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Scientists Claim Homo Erectus Went Extinct Because of Laziness

Laziness: it’s one of life’s little pleasures. Sometimes there’s just no better feeling in the world than shirking all responsibilities and watching the same bad episode of the same bad TV show for the thousandth time while the world outside carries on without you. You have to be careful though, because a little too much laziness not only wrecks your wallet and your respectability among your peers, but it also, apparently, ends entire human species. Scientists are now claiming that our ancient cousins Homo erectusa hominid species in the early stone age that lived throughout Africa and Eurasia—went extinct some 140,000 years ago due to laziness and a “lack of wonder,” which ultimately lead to their inability to adapt to a changing environment and the end of their species.

According to a recent paper detailing an archaeological survey of Homo erectus settlements on the Arabian peninsula in 2014, Homo erectus displayed “least-effort” strategies in their tool crafting and showed a lack of industriousness, ambition, and wonder. That sounds harsh. Lead researcher Dr Ceri Shipton makes it sound even harsher:

“They really don’t seem to have been pushing themselves. I don’t get the sense they were explorers looking over the horizon. They didn’t have that same sense of wonder that we have.”

Skull of homo erectus

Homo erectus skull.

It sounds pretty unfair to pidgeon hole an entire species as just terminally boring, but the evidence suggests that it’s pretty accurate. It’s a bit different than, say, shouting at a black rhino “why don’t you grow some thumbs and make something of yourself?”  Homo erectus wasn’t incapable. They harnessed fire and they made tools. They just made really bad tools, out of really low quality stone. But wait, you might be asking, what if that’s all they had? Can you really blame them for not having access to quality materials? Of course not, but here’s the thing: they had access to fine quality stone, they were just too lazy. Dr Shipton explains:

‘To make their stone tools they would use whatever rocks they could find lying around their camp, which were mostly of comparatively low quality to what later stone tool makers used. At the site we looked at there was a big rocky outcrop of quality stone just a short distance away up a small hill. But rather than walk up the hill they would just use whatever bits had rolled down and were lying at the bottom.

They knew it was there, but because they had enough adequate resources they seem to have thought, ‘why bother?’”

This is in contrast to Homo sapiens and Neanderthals who would travel across huge distances, climb mountains, and put just a little bit of effort into finding good stone. Homo erectus, as a species, didn’t want to walk up a hill.

Stone tools.

Drawing of early stone tools.

This, combined with a cultural conservatism that resisted any change or adaptation, resulted in Homo erectus being woefully unprepared to deal with the drying out of the Arabian peninsula. As their environment dried out, they kept doing the same exact things with their tools. Once again, they went from not using fire and not having tools to inventing tools and harnessing the power of fire, so they were certainly physically capable of progress. They just said “ah, good enough.”

Maybe it still isn’t fair to rag on an entire species like this, they’re not here to defend themselves, after all. Because they couldn’t be bothered to survive. So, the next time you see someone shirking their responsibilities and putting in the least effort possible just tell them that they’re a walking, talking, extinction level event.