Okay … where do we go from here — now that we acknowledge that both science and history are often biased and “made to order” according to who pays, who is in power, and their motives?
This is no new issue. It has existed throughout recorded history, and probably before then as well.
The question of what came first — the chicken or the egg(?) … is actually rather simple. Most scientists would undoubtedly respond that the egg came first, and that its ancestors eventually developed to become what we today know as a modern chicken.
We encounter larger emotional problems with assessing (scientifically) whether Eve was borne of Adam, or whether or not Eve actually came first. The same question can be asked in regards to our alien origins: were our earlier ancestors visited by aliens from other star systems and bequeathed with knowledge we were not otherwise personally capable of having or using, or were the first inhabitants of our planet actually aliens who were “fallen angels”? And why is that question important, or relevant today? While we are at it, we can also ask ourselves how politics and social perspectives over the course of history have influenced art, philosophy and science to the point of our current expressions and accepted realities?
The egg obviously came first, according to “accepted” scientific evolutionary theory. But can the same evolutionary theory be applied to our alien ancestry? If not, then why not?!! We cannot (today, at least) scientifically “prove” that this and that egg progression led to this and that evolution of the chicken we know of today. (We have problems enough with tracking human evolution.) Our understanding of human DNA so far precludes tracking of alien DNA because we do not possess enough publicised knowledge of alien DNA (or the existence of aliens).
That being said, I have always reacted to persons who have disregarded my own experiences and beliefs about and with aliens as “bullshit” because they “only believe in science”. What the fuck is science? To me, science is not about rehashing what one thinks is “known”. It is largely about reviewing possibilities — sometimes farfetched — and testing out theories in their abstract forms. Many previous scientific theories have been disproven in more or less “recent history”, and many historical “facts” have been shown to be false, irrelevant and politically-contingent. Of course, the same can be said of religious beliefs (and again “facts”), artistic expressions, philosophies etc. Together, all of these beliefs and “truths” give foundations for laws, rules, morals and behavioural patterns that make up our everyday existence …
Science and history — like art, literature and philosophy — are highly subjective as regards collective and recorded human experience, and projected goals. I am more concerned with the “science” of how and why we think — and do what we do. That “science” — by definition — is by nature subjective and expansive. Is it important to know if aliens came first, or if humans were first visited and then gained learning from aliens? I believe that the answer to that question is “YES!” This because the presence and timeline of alien DNA and instincts for thinking and behaviour could give us invaluable insight into how and why we interact on this planet, and how we think.
We are many who have tried to intuit (or fantasise) about our alien ancestry: from Arcturians to Lyrians and more. We know too little about these hypothetical alien cultures “scientifically”, but most revolutionary science begins with abstract ideas and intuitions. The same can be said of groundbreaking art, literature and philosophy.
As an author and artist, I need to believe in my ability to intuit other possibilities than what I see with my physical and mental body (which often fools me). Philosophers, artists, authors … and scientists are “visionaries” at their best. We have an “alien” perspective, and the need to research and discover that which is uncharted and foreign.
That is our future. That is our vision. That is our investment in the future.