Skip to comments.Welcome to our new lizard overlords: Alien worlds could be full of super-intelligent dinosaurs
Posted on 09/30/2012 9:34:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
NASA's Kepler telescope scans the skies for 'habitable worlds' - but an American chemist has suggested the whole project might be a terrible idea.
Ronald Breslow suggests that life-forms based on slightly different amino acids and sugars could take the form of huge, ferocious dinosaurs that have evolved to have human-like intelligence and technologies.
'We would be better off not meeting them,' says Breslow, who claims that it was a stroke of luck that an asteroid wiped out dinosaurs on earth, leaving the field clear for mammals such as humans.
On other worlds, dinosaurs could have evolved into huge, intelligent warriors armed with hi-tech weaponry - but without losing their hunger for fresh meat.
'Of course,' Breslow says, 'Showing that it could have happened this way is not the same as showing that it did. An implication from this work is that elsewhere in the universe there could be life forms based on D-amino acids and L-sugars.
'Such life forms could well be advanced versions of dinosaurs, if mammals did not have the good fortune to have the dinosaurs wiped out by an asteroidal collision, as on Earth...
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It would almost be the size of Barry Soetero’s ego!
I’m guessing Ronald Breslow is a glass half empty kind of guy.
But believing in God is lunacy, say scientists who paint visions of enormous spacesuit wearing Allosaurs holding disintegration ray cannons.
Oh my... this will certainly appeal to David Icke’s crew of loonies who believe in extraterrestrial reptilians.
They could also be super intelligent molluscs. They could be super intelligent arthropods. They could be super intelligent fish. They could be super intelligent amphibians.
Or they could be super intelligent mammals.
Generally, intelligence is associated with predatory habits.
And somewhere in the universe, there’s a dinosaur sitting in his living room watching the lizard equivalent to the BBC eating the lizard equivalent to bangers and mash, reading an article about the possibility of those little furry tree-dwelling creature evolving into carnivorous intellects roaming the universe, and he looks over at the missus and yells, in a cockney accent, “Bloody ‘ell, next thing you know, we’ll be readin’ that we’ll be up to our bums in supersmart newts.”
My half-brother (who I never met until I was 29) thinks that David Icke doesn’t go far enough. He also believes in chemtrails, 9/11, MIB, etc, etc.
And if those dinosaurs also discovered National Socialism, we'd have Nazi Raptors greeting our explorers.
Heh. Took a quick look at the title and figured it was another story about life in dc.
Maybe they are! LOL
Trying to figure out how it steers...??? Having a hard tone taking this series. Ahem. I should go now...
I don’t know about alien reptiles or not, but we have had several cases of Tribbles taking over school buses and eating the poor little students here in Florida.
And humans don't hunger for fresh meat?
It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see....
You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?
No, said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, nothing so simple. Nothing anything like so straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people.
Odd, said Arthur, I thought you said it was a democracy.
I did, said Ford. It is.
So, said Arthur, hoping he wasnt sounding ridiculously obtuse, why dont the people get rid of the lizards?
It honestly doesnt occur to them, said Ford. Theyve all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government theyve voted in more or less approximates to the government they want.
You mean they actually vote for the lizards?
Oh yes, said Ford with a shrug, of course.
But, said Arthur, going for the big one again, why?
Because if they didnt vote for a lizard, said Ford, the wrong lizard might get in.
- Douglas Adams, in So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish (1984) Ch. 36
Since evolution isn’t real, I’m not too worried about it.
And this is what passes for science today, what-if daydreaming.
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