The search for signs of intelligent life in the universe may have to skip Oxford University.
A spacey professor at the austere British institution claims bug-like aliens walk among us, and says they’re having very close encounters with humans — interbreeding to create a new hybrid species that could one day save Earth from climate change and other disasters.
The visitors are hardly altruists — they are meddling in our affairs because they share a “comprehensive biosphere” with humans, according to Dr. Young-hae Chi , an instructor in Korean at Oxford’s Oriental Institute.
“They come not for the sake of us, but for the sake of them, their survival, but their survival is actually our survival as well — the survival of the entire biosphere,” explained Chi, who has penned a new book in Korean on the topic called “Alien Visitations and the End of Humanity.”...
There are four types of aliens, Chi told the campus paper: “Small; tall and bold; aliens with scales and snake eyes; and finally, insect-like.”
Alien hierarchy is truly a bug’s life, as the insect-like ones rank highest on the totem pole and probably boss around the others, Chi said.
“I don’t think they are from far away, they are just next to us, we can’t see them,” he said, reasoning that human perception is limited by our organs. It’s unclear if a human would even realize if he or she encountered one....
Chi said he’s searching everywhere under the sun to support his theory, but he still needs “more evidence to support my view.”
>interbreeding to create a new hybrid species that could one day save Earth from climate change and other disasters.
This is the basic background plot for all the many years of "The X-Files". With the same basic flaw. DNA is earth-specific. Critters from somewhere else would not have DNA, at best only something like it. And "interbreeding" is a very officiant way to mix species even with similar DNA...imagine trying to mate spinach with a dog. So, if they're anything like us in technology, they would figure out how to tweak their DNA equivalent without needing any outside material. Interbreeding is an old, 1940s SF trope (Mars Needs Women), not real science. We can already do wonders with DNA and we're just getting started with it. Our DNA skills are much further advanced than our faster-than-light travel skills and always will be. Plus, our destruction of the earth is about species extinction and rising sea levels, things that interbreeding would not solve. Unless we make people with gills who can live off plankton. LOL