Published On: Thu, May 17th, 2018

Experts Doubt Study Claiming Octopuses Might Have Originated From Aliens

Experts Doubt Study Claiming Octopuses Might Have Originated From Aliens

Among all the species in the animal kingdom, octopuses are among the smartest and most fascinating. They have been known to make unbelievable escapes from secure aquariums into the ocean, and even been claimed to be capable of predicting the results of World Cup games. But did octopuses really descend from aliens? That was what several scientists suggested in a recent paper, but other researchers believe that it’s just too hard to take such a theory seriously, due to the sheer lack of evidence backing up these claims.

In a study published in the journal Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, a team of researchers claimed that the many peculiarities of octopuses could be explained by possible alien origins, as the eggs of both squids and octopuses might have “arrived in icy bodies” hundreds of millions of years ago. The study was originally published in March, but was only covered in depth by media publications earlier this week.

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Experts Doubt Study Claiming Octopuses Might Have Originated From Aliens