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Welcome to our new lizard overlords: Alien worlds could be full of super-intelligent dinosaurs
The Daily Mail ^ | April 12, 2012 | Rob Waugh

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...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: dinosaurs; extraterrestrials; godsgravesglyphs; nasa; reptilians; science; space; spaceexploration; xplanets
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1 posted on 09/30/2012 9:34:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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Just think of the size of a flying saucer filled with T-Rexes!
2 posted on 09/30/2012 9:38:01 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico

It would almost be the size of Barry Soetero’s ego!


3 posted on 09/30/2012 9:39:25 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: MacMattico

I’m guessing Ronald Breslow is a glass half empty kind of guy.


4 posted on 09/30/2012 9:39:25 PM PDT by B.Lyle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But believing in God is lunacy, say scientists who paint visions of enormous spacesuit wearing Allosaurs holding disintegration ray cannons.


5 posted on 09/30/2012 9:39:48 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh my... this will certainly appeal to David Icke’s crew of loonies who believe in extraterrestrial reptilians.


6 posted on 09/30/2012 9:40:37 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


7 posted on 09/30/2012 9:43:17 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.”


8 posted on 09/30/2012 9:43:43 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I thought they canceled “V”.
9 posted on 09/30/2012 9:45:55 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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To: eater-of-toast

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.


10 posted on 09/30/2012 9:46:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Raptor Pictures, Images and Photos

And if those dinosaurs also discovered National Socialism, we'd have Nazi Raptors greeting our explorers.

11 posted on 09/30/2012 9:47:07 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; kristinn

Heh. Took a quick look at the title and figured it was another story about life in dc.


12 posted on 09/30/2012 9:49:43 PM PDT by cyn
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To: cyn

Maybe they are! LOL


13 posted on 09/30/2012 9:51:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: MacMattico

Trying to figure out how it steers...??? Having a hard tone taking this series. Ahem. I should go now...


14 posted on 09/30/2012 9:52:15 PM PDT by cyn
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To: Snickering Hound

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.


15 posted on 09/30/2012 9:52:52 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
but without losing their hunger for fresh meat.

And humans don't hunger for fresh meat?

16 posted on 09/30/2012 9:54:22 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: cyn

“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 wasn’t sounding ridiculously obtuse, “why don’t the people get rid of the lizards?”
“It honestly doesn’t occur to them,” said Ford. “They’ve all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they’ve 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 didn’t 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


17 posted on 09/30/2012 9:54:28 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1349 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since evolution isn’t real, I’m not too worried about it.


18 posted on 09/30/2012 9:55:59 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to make Obama a minor footnote in the pages of history)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Swell


19 posted on 09/30/2012 9:56:05 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And this is what passes for science today, what-if daydreaming.


20 posted on 09/30/2012 9:57:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Want something to scare the socks off of you?

What if WE are the ancients that SF writers write about... that foundational race of sentients that (will) establish stargates and then sod off to who knows where...

It's just as likely it is us as anyone else.

That glorious, brilliant (skrreeech!!! WHATTHEHELL?). Well, us.

Think about that for a minute, and don't forget to write something profound in EBCDIC.

/johnny

21 posted on 09/30/2012 9:57:52 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I see we all are trying to imagine various saurts — that haven’t lost their hunger for fresh meat! No vegetarians here! — with dinosaur versions of “high tech weaponry”. *snort*


22 posted on 09/30/2012 10:02:38 PM PDT by cyn
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To: cyn

Well, when you only have ity bitty T-Rex arms..!.


23 posted on 09/30/2012 10:07:26 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: null and void

GREAT point! Douglas Adams, a man ahead of his time, foretold the 2012 election.


24 posted on 09/30/2012 10:08:03 PM PDT by cyn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
On other worlds, dinosaurs could have evolved into huge, intelligent warriors armed with hi-tech weaponry - but without losing their hunger for fresh meat.

OK, doc. They developed a high level of technology but never thought to cook their food to preserve it or destroy pathogens. I'm not seeing your family making any moves up the chain here.

25 posted on 09/30/2012 10:16:36 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: MacMattico
Imagine their infantry. . .


26 posted on 09/30/2012 10:17:30 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: JRandomFreeper

A book I read about 10 years ago postulates that the dinosaur/reptilian overlords live under the earth and bred us as a slave race to do mining and other tasks for them or some such.


27 posted on 09/30/2012 10:19:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anunnaki


28 posted on 09/30/2012 10:22:40 PM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: MacMattico
Yeah, right! I can't get past that. I'm wondering what this "chemist" cooks up besides "where the wild things are" type imaginings.

I'm unable to paste in an image of Rex from Toy Story or Barney, but just pretend that I did.

29 posted on 09/30/2012 10:27:19 PM PDT by cyn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Face it, lad.

We've killed off everything big except for a few. We've killed off lots of the small (passenger pigeon, dodo, etc).

We're the meanest, nastiest species in the solar system.

Venus is a burning wreck. Mars is a freezer.

We have opposable thumbs, gunpowder, the lever, and nukes.

Hell, we have carnivores for pets. Dogs, catz, ferrets etc...

I've killed and eaten an alligator that weighed twice what I do (not at one sitting).

I'm not seeing reptiles winning.

When we run out of other stuff to kill, we kill each other, just for practice.

/johnny

30 posted on 09/30/2012 10:33:36 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s “MIB”?


31 posted on 09/30/2012 10:46:53 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: null and void

“Because if they didn’t vote for a lizard,” said Ford, “the wrong lizard might get in.”

And then there’s Romney...


32 posted on 09/30/2012 10:48:40 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Men in black, right?


33 posted on 09/30/2012 10:50:26 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: OneWingedShark

bttt


34 posted on 09/30/2012 10:53:10 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: eater-of-toast
Correct. Men in Black.

/johnny

35 posted on 09/30/2012 10:58:00 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: eater-of-toast

Yes. His big issue is the chemtrails.


36 posted on 09/30/2012 10:58:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are called the Gorn and capt. Kirk beat them with good olde fashioned american ingenuity.


37 posted on 09/30/2012 11:44:55 PM PDT by GraceG
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Any meat eating species would behave like us because we are a meat eating species.

The predatory instict would settle down when they develop ranching, because without ranching and farming for feed for their livestock they won’t have enough time to develop science and space travel.....


38 posted on 09/30/2012 11:47:24 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG
I remember him! A scaly green guy in a Speedo that had a really bad attitude.
39 posted on 10/01/2012 12:39:16 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We can handle intelligent lizards with advanced technology as long as we have enough ginger.


40 posted on 10/01/2012 2:17:21 AM PDT by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? [NRA Life Member])
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To: MacMattico

Just think of the fuel bill. Exactly. The “perfesser” needs to get a “do over”. Probably starting with kindergarten.


41 posted on 10/01/2012 2:29:11 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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42 posted on 10/01/2012 3:17:58 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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huge, ferocious dinosaurs that have evolved to have human-like intelligence and technologies.

I would if they've invented a Chevy Volt too.......

43 posted on 10/01/2012 3:19:59 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: JRandomFreeper

Just wait until it gets cold and they den up, then gas them like we do rattlers.


44 posted on 10/01/2012 3:20:59 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s very possible to encounter this somewhere out there in the Universe. In fact, it is a certainty if you consider the Universe to be infinite or nearly so.

I understand the “Monkeys typing Shakespeare” theory but it all becomes possible, even certain, as the number of monkeys approaches infinity.

Actually meeting and seeing them for OURSELVES is a whole other story. Even if both our races master interstellar travel/communication and manage to survive for billions of years, the Universe is so vast that such a chance encounter is still unlikely to occur.

However, I also believe that the Universe is so vast that an advanced race similar to mammals definitely encountered another advanced race similar to reptiles. Multiple times, somewhere and sometime out there.

Our place and time in this universe is smaller than a speck of dust in the desert. Our earliest recorded history only goes back a few thousand years and history from before several hundred years ago is spotty at best for most of the world. Even if they already visited us several centuries ago for whatever reason, we would most likely have no record of it.


45 posted on 10/01/2012 4:53:00 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Check, Ronald Breslow added to list of intelligent idiots in sore need of critical thinking skills.


46 posted on 10/01/2012 5:25:47 AM PDT by BrandtMichaels
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47 posted on 10/01/2012 5:52:03 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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48 posted on 10/01/2012 6:10:23 AM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: rmh47
We can handle intelligent lizards with advanced technology as long as we have enough ginger.

Plus, we're even more advanced now than during WWII, when they were scheduled to arrive.

49 posted on 10/01/2012 6:50:54 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Government's solution to everything: Less freedom.)
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To: eater-of-toast

On other worlds, dinosaurs could have evolved into huge, intelligent warriors armed with hi-tech weaponry - but without losing their hunger for fresh meat.

I would be more concerned with Herbavore creatures from space, since WE ARE predators they would have an irrational fear of predators and would more likely try to wipe US out to “keep from being eaten”....

I could see them comming here, finding out we eat meat and then deciding that we are uncivilized and then deciding to wipe us out “for the good of galactic civilisation”...


50 posted on 10/01/2012 7:55:22 AM PDT by GraceG
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