How did humans come to exist on this planet? That’s a question that the late scientist Francis Crick often thought about, and he had a surprising conclusion. Crick, the co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953 and co-winner of the Nobel Prize in 1962, didn’t think much of the standard answer to that question from his peers in the world of science.
He rejected the theory commonly accepted by mainstream science that humans evolved over millions of years from lower creatures to become what we are today. He thought the idea of random molecules coming together to form humans was about as likely a scenario as a 747 jet being created as a result of a hurricane hitting a junkyard. In other words, it would be the synchronicity to end all synchronicities. But that’s not what Crick believed happened.
So how did Crick think humans came into existence? We came from elsewhere. In other words, we are extraterrestrial immigrants of sorts, according to Crick. He argued that there is no way that the DNA molecule could’ve gotten its start here on Earth. We are the result of what is now known as Directed Panspermia, the theory that organisms were deliberately transmitted to the earth by intelligent beings on another planet. Crick and a British chemist, Leslie Orgel, published a paper on it in July of 1973. They noted that the scientific evidence is inadequate at the present time to say anything about the probability.
It’s fascinating that a prominent scientist would make this observation. While Crick recognized there is no scientific evidence to support his contention, there actually is hearsay evidence. And guess where it’s coming from? Crick’s scenario about humanity’s origins is the same thing that some “alien abductees”— those of us who claim to have been taken by alien beings against our wills—have reported that their abductors communicated. Their message,in essence, is: “We created you, but you have to live it.”
More about the theory of Directed Panspermia can be found here.