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Re: Stem Cells & UFO Abductions

From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2013 01:15:40 -0000
Archived: Fri, 18 Jan 2013 06:28:11 -0500
Subject: Re: Stem Cells & UFO Abductions

>From: Kay Wilson <kaywilson.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:25:25 -0800
>Subject: Re: Stem Cells & UFO Abductions

>The question now is: Why are two or more species of
>extraterrestrial Beings using human DNA to create new life? My
>husband's response [he was also abducted that evening]:

>Maybe humans are unique and we are viewed by other Beings as
>the stem cells' of the Universe.

This has been a recurring theme in pulp science fiction for more
than fifty years: the idea that although aliens may be more
advanced than we are in a few (ultimately unimportant) respects,
we are actually much more special/noble/ethically superior etc..
It's claptrap. You can view it as arising from a poverty of
imagination as to the likely attributes of alien species, or you
can view it as a lazy transposition of human neo-colonial
attitudes to other races, societies and species: they are there
to be exploited. Judaeo-Christian texts reinforce/justify this
kind of guff.

Most of the aforementioned science fiction is American, so one
might be tempted to view this tendency of thought as an
extrapolation of American Exceptionalism.

Perhaps, Kay, your husband might care to consider an alternative
hypothesis: it could be that human DNA (even American DNA) is so
ordinary, so basic, so fundamentally bog-standard, that it
represents ideal experimental material, having the least amount
of 'unique' characteristics that would impede and dangerously
skew alien bio-engineering projects.

On this theme, if there were any substance to this or related
hypotheses, we might also expect to see reports of abductions
involving chimpanzees. Any reports from zoos knocking around?

Gerald O'Connell

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