You guys are hilarious :)
The kind of people who get their rocks off pretending to be skeptical and intelligent to cover up the fact that you have very little free-thought, imagination, or knowledge of any kind.
It's very easy to make fun of people on random internet forums when you have no idea what they are talking about. It's also very easy when you have "mainstream" understanding to your advantage. It just reminds me of all the people in the past, and today who always wanted to understand more but were ridiculed by people in their time because it did not comply with their established paradigm.
Now, you might not fully understand what he said. But if you do your research. If you get far enough into the beliefs of certain mystery schools. Of certain cultures of the past (be it sumerian, egyptian, pheonician) and correlate them to celestial movements and planetary movements. Both symbolic and literal stories, understand how to correlate them to modern times and how they are utilized today (by those FAR smarter than you, clearly).
Then you might grasp a picture of what "Climbing" was try to convey.
Basically, the jokes on you. How has your cynicism worked out for you? Notice how mainstream scientists think they know it all and we are so advanced, then take a double look at the world you live in and the crisis humanity is in. There you will find Irony. The saddest thing, is how narrow, linear and tiny your perception of things really are- and how STRONGLY you believe that you are intelligent, while those who think freely are "cooks," "weird," "stoners" or even worse- "stupid."
You are a great example of both the hypocrisy, and stupidity of the human race. Oh noes! Doesn't compute! Let's make fun of them to make ourselves feel better!
Oh and the people who asked WHY? Are the smartest of you baboons. That is the fundamental question and something, that if you wish might lead you to answers.
And quit acting like you know everything about genetics. The human genome project is still something relatively new. Look to Tyson Degrasse to see a good idea of micro-to-macro relationship on how an ET intelligence MIGHT view us,and its understanding might be THOUSANDS of years if not more ahead of us. Ponder the junk DNA, and ponder the effect EM and other frequencies might have on DNA (and take into effect the quantum and empty space of virtual particles, but that is beyond you).
Sure he doesn't believe ET's are here, but that's because he thinks we are too STUPID. Nevertheless, he doesn't deny the possibility, and he puts things into perspective FAR better than anyone else. How can you, with your tiny pea brained and wanna-be-scientist logic, EVER understand what a being who you might appear to like an "Ant" to- EVER understand "their" logic?
Expand your thinking. idiots.