It may look like a script from an episode of «X-Files», but it is definitely a subversive and highly imaginative theory developed by an American scientist.

As the theory supports, the human was not born on Earth but on another planet. That is why we demonstrate a series of “dysfunctions”, which would not exist if we were the “product” of Earth. The theory states that we are by nature unruly and aggressive beings and that is why highly developed aliens brought the human population together and exiled them to Earth…

This extremely extravagant but definitely interesting theory was developed by Professor of ecology Ellis Silver.

In his bookHumans are not from Earth: a scientific evaluation of the evidence“, Dr. Silver explores the “signs” of extraterrestrial origin of humans. First of all, humans commonly suffer from back pain problems. Dr. Silver explains it with the notion that our species may have descended from a planet with less gravity than on Earth. According to him, we also face problems when we are exposed to direct sunlight for a relatively short time because we evolved in an environment that was not so close to the sun.

An additional argument offered by the Professor focuses on parturition difficulties and especially those resulting from the fact that the size of the head of a newborn child is disproportionately large.

We are the only species on the planet with such high rates of complications and mortality during pregnancy and childbirth, emphasizes the scientist. He also notes the fact that humans have difficulties dealing with harsh weather conditions, for example, extreme cold or heat.

The theory also considers the paradox that human shows a strong dislike for many types of foods that nature provides. Silver says that human is sick very often because, among other things, our biological clock is tailored for a day of 25 hours, which was confirmed by certain studies.

Silver believes that anatomically modern human is a hybrid resulting from the crossing of the Neanderthals with another kind of humans who came to Earth from 60,000 to 200,000 years ago from a planet in Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to us.

The explanation the scientist gives for our arrival on Earth is that the aliens we lived with could not stand our indiscipline and aggression and sent us here as a punishment, i.e. we were ‘imprisoned’ here to become… humans.

Are You Convinced by Dr. Silver’s Arguments?

Ellis Silver’s theory is definitely an unusual one. But he seems to ignore some pretty simple facts. In particular, human DNA is highly related to that of other species on Earth. For example, genetic studies have shown that our DNA is 96% the same as that of a chimpanzee. So Dr. Silver’s arguments don’t sound plausible and are more like a catchy presentation of extravagant ideas rather than a solid scientific theory.


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