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Alien life finally detected!


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Report this Mar. 27 2011, 1:04 pm

I'm not a scientist. I'm an artist.
All any of us know about any of this
is what we read. And all reading does
is encourage people to talk about the
things they know nothing about. In other
words, we are just going by the claims
made by others.

I don't know of ANY group of legitimate,
professional scientists MORE desperate
to find evidence of alien life than NASA is.
And if they have distanced themselves from
these wild, unsupported statements, then it's
even more likely these claims aren't credible.


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Report this Mar. 31 2011, 12:58 pm

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>Sounds like a hoax to me.



Simple Logic.


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Report this Apr. 07 2011, 11:58 pm

Same here -- It will certainly be interesting but I agree that it does need peer reviewing, and further examination. Other claims have been made regarding microbes on asteroids, but have turned out to be untrue. But we know almost through serendipity that microbes can survive in a vacuum...

Unlike some others here I think it will be a profoundly important discovery if microbial life were to be found on an asteroid or comet because:

a) It would mean that there is life outside of Earth, and

b) It would mean that this life can be delivered by asteroid to multiple planets within the same star system -- and that increases the chances of finding life in other places by several hundredfold.

But meanwhile, yes -- keep saying when discoveries like this seem to happen, and keep waiting for the results of others' efforts to confirm (or refute) these findings.

(Speaking of which does anyone happen to remember the name of those microbes discovered in 2010 that used arsenic instead of phosphorus in their cells -- If so then great. I would really like to look up / find out what happened regarding those.)

Have you ever danced with a Tribble in the pale moonlight?


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Report this Apr. 08 2011, 7:39 am

Quote: ___Lucifer___ @ Mar. 07 2011, 8:09 pm


>Nobody gives a shit about bacteria or microbes. We've got plenty of those here on Earth.



I agree we would care once they discorer like a real creature, not a bactery but anyways thx for the info


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Report this Apr. 08 2011, 7:32 pm

But the discovery of microbes off-world, particularly the discovery of microbes which are significantly different to us, would increase the chance of encountering a more complex organism exponentially. For that reason alone, it would be exciting.


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Report this Apr. 09 2011, 7:32 pm

Quote: The Master @ Mar. 26 2011, 12:38 pm

Quote: Tureaz'47 @ Mar. 24 2011, 2:04 pm



>I don't think that it is a surprise that the stuff in the Universe would also be similar to that here on Earth. Why wouldn't it be?


Hmm. Will it be a surprise for you if the stuff you find is Amazon rainforest is kind of different from the stuff in North Africa?

From the other side, if you are talking about laws of physics - then they are the same everywhere, of course. However it is not a topic of this thread... .

Most things Earth bound, blong to some kind of family, based on their anatomy or and DNA, mostly, what they are purposed to do.

Some plants and species are purposed for their area, but the dna, is typical.

It's strange, being a catalyst for things that move outside.

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