The popular science fiction series, Battlestar Galactica, was based on humans originating from the stars from the planet Kobol, loosely based from the Mormon religion. Since the universe is 14 billion years old, one can't help but wonder what has come before? Is it so unusual to think that we could have come from some where else? another star? There is the fossil record, but where is the missing link we keep hearing about? Let's talk about this Ancient Astronaut theory in depth. More after the jump.
According to history.com: Ancient alien theory grew out of the centuries-old idea that life exists on other planets, and that humans and extraterrestrials have crossed paths before. The theme of human-alien interaction was thrust into the spotlight in the 1960s, driven by a wave of UFO sightings and popular films like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). The space program played no small part in this as well... if mankind could travel to other planets, why couldn't extraterrestrials visit Earth?\
From wikipedia: The idea that ancient astronauts actually existed is not taken seriously by academics, and has received little or no credible attention in peer reviewed studies. Ancient astronauts have been widely used as a plot device in science fiction.
Is it so surprising to think that we are children of the stars? At night, when the sky is clear, don't you always look up? To gaze at the millions of tiny lights twinkling down on us? Reminding us that no matter where we are, we are one of many. After all, our light is among those stars we see each night, possibly shining on another civilization wondering the same things we are. Where do we come from? When the answer is already here.