People are now enthusiastic to find the origin of the octopus. Recent research claims that the octopus is not the native of our Blue Planet. The paper argues that cephalopods like the octopuses are brought to the Earth by some asteroids in the past.
The idea of life on Earth is originated somewhere else is not a new concept. It has been a debate since ages. The idea is known as the panspermia. Even though the panspermia about the life originating on some other plant lacks sufficient evidence, still the fact cannot be ignored.
The technicality behind the concept of the Panspermia is that the biotic factors can travel between two planets in our solar system. Also, it shows the possibility of the movement of the biotic factors between our solar system and nearby stars.
The tardigrades and some forms of the bacteria and the fungi remain viable in the vacuum of space for a longer haul. The micro-organisms surviving in space has become a significant hurdle for the best brains of the NASA. NASA now has a Planetary Protection Officer dedicated towards it. However, the micro-organisms are ubiquitous. It does not justify the current hypothesis of the octopus being the aliens.
The study claiming the origin of the octopus from some other planet makes its way to the scientific journal which is peer-reviewed. The claim is put forward by a group of about thirty-three researchers.
A research group suggests that the Cambrian explosion which occurred about five hundred and forty million years ago as due to the extra-terrestrial intervention. Another group of the researchers suggests that the with a meteor, alien viruses crashed on to the surface of the Earth and infected it with a squid population. The squid population ultimately gave rise to the evolution of the octopuses.
Professor Karin Moelling concludes, it “cannot be taken seriously as there is no evidence at all.” Professor Karin Moelling is a molecular geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics.