Is the reproductive organ section really necessary? Jedigeneral 18:06, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
- I actually hoped someone would expand the anatomy section based on what is revealed in the show. (Discarding the implicit assumption that Stargate is "like reality unless noted".) If nobody does, I'll do it myself. - Sikon 13:43, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
Aren't the asgard human descendants. On the episode with the thousands of years old one that they were studying he looked almost identical to humans, too close to be an entirely different race.
- But the Ancients never colonized Ida--18.104.22.168 19:52, March 15, 2010 (UTC)
- Besides, Stargate has a lot of species which in realistic terms are too close to humans to be a coincidence. The Asgard ancestor does look very human but if it hasn't been stated that they are of Ancient descent then we can't assume they are. 22.214.171.124 00:57, December 12, 2010 (UTC)
Primates fist appeared in the fossil record on earth a little over 50000000 million years ago around the same time the Ancients arrived on earth presumably this is because of Ancients engineering life to evolve in to humans why then did it take 50000000 million years for humans to fully evolve to there present form on earth but it took less than 3000000 years for the same to take place on planets in the Pegasus Galaxy and why do no over planets that have been seeded with human life have any primate species besides humans
- Presumably, sometime within that long period the Ancients improved their techniques. On Earth the technique involved first creating early primates and setting them to eventually evolve into human form, though of course for certain primates this didn't happen. Over time the entire process could have been sped up and the need for the primate stage could have been eliminated. So that's not at all unreasonable. 126.96.36.199 00:57, December 12, 2010 (UTC)
Milky Way Edit
It says "The Ancients later seeded the Milky Way and Pegasus galaxies (probably more) with Humans, as *both* galaxies seemed to be devoid of sentient life." (emphasis mine.) But I don't ever remember them saying anywhere in the series that the Milky Way Galaxy did not have any sentient life forms prior to the arrival of the Ancients. 188.8.131.52 07:49, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
- Infoboxes should really only have one picture in them, but if you know of one that better represents the Human race than a picture of the Atlantis Expedition then by all means, change it. Cheers. —Ka'lel (talk) (Contribs) 15:57, September 15, 2009 (UTC)
Humans throughout the universe? Edit
Hey, everytime they introduce a new race, I always think back to the first episode, where Sam says something along the lines of "The chances of meeting an alien race looking remotely like humans is astronomical".
Yet everywhere we go, there we are. Of course they've explained the Milky way and pegasus humans, but what about the Sekkari and the Reol.
They're humany, yet not. As well as the Asgard, or at least what they used to look like.
Could we be everywhere? —ElChristo (talk) (Contribs) 22:57, January 28, 2010 (UTC)
Alterans and terrestrial evolution Edit
I don't quite understand how humans are descendants of the alterans, as all life on Earth is from common descent. Can someone explain that to me?184.108.40.206 19:47, February 4, 2010 (UTC)
- I was about to answer that, but then I got to thinking. Ancients lived on Earth millions of years ago, but then all of them left for the Pegasus galaxy in Atlantis. When they returned to Earth through the Stargate 10,000 years ago, they found the planet to be populated with a primitive human civilization. Overtime, some interbred (I guess you could say) and spread their genes on to the native population.
- It has been stated, on the show... such as by Janus in "Before I Sleep", that humans are the 2nd evolution of the Ancient form. But then... how would that happen if the Ancients were in another galaxy when humanity evolved? Although I guess that, in the episode "Reckoning", Anubis said that the Ancients used the Dakara Superweapon to recreate all life in the galaxy, possibly meaning that they shaped the humans on Earth in their image. Around the time they did that is when they left for Pegasus, which was several million years ago. But then... that would mean they really didn't evolve from the Ancient form. So... huh. —Anubis 10545 (talk) (Contribs) 05:32, February 5, 2010 (UTC)
- This has never been explained particularly well in the show (probably so people can't pick apart any theory that was offered). My understanding is that it's more a case of convergent evolution than directly evolving from the Ancient form (two species evolve the same or nearly the same characteristic in response to the same situation). Perhaps some genetic contribution from the Ancients (hopefully not through interbreeding) to the primates also put the precursors in place that would eventually lead to a physical resemblance (it's not exactly great science, but dormant genes effectively 'kicked in' when apes started to evolve to be sentient on their own). If this contribution wasn't made to other life on Earth, or if the life never evolved in such a way that these precursors would kick in, then that could explain it. Then later on once humans were actually human interbreeding started. 220.127.116.11 06:33, December 11, 2010 (UTC)
- Would that explain the Pegasus Galaxy & Alteran Home Galaxy Humans origins ? 18.104.22.168 13:45, July 4, 2012 (UTC)