Skip to comments.Are We Searching for Aliens in the Wrong Place?
Posted on 02/03/2014 11:06:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Earth may be a nice and cozy place for life as we know it to evolve, but is it really the best place for life to thrive? Probably not, say two researchers. In fact, Earth may be one of the more extreme examples of a habitable world where life was lucky to survive.
The search for extraterrestrial life is fraught with uncertainly. Faced with a seemingly infinite Universe and an assumption that life beyond our planet is an inevitability, we focus on nooks and crannies that have similar habitable environments to Earth and exoplanets that resemble our world orbiting stars that resemble our sun. But finding these special places feels like were looking for a very specific needle in a very big haystack. What if our definition of habitable is just not all that, well, habitable?
The Earth just scrapes the inner edge of the solar systems habitable zone the area in which temperatures allow Earth-like planets to have liquid surface water, said René Heller of McMaster University, Ontario, Canada. So from this perspective, Earth is only marginally habitable. That led us to ask: could there be more hospitable environments for life on terrestrial planets?
Looking at the history of our planet, it may seem amazing that life was ever able to gain a foothold. Between the asteroid and comet bombardments, intense volcanic activity, frigid ice ages and often poisonous atmospheres, how were the conditions ever ripe for single celled lifeforms to form? Perhaps life was just really lucky to have found its way in such an inhospitable place....
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Yup. Check out Congress and the White House. You’ll find aliens there....not necessarily intelligent, though.
I was just going to say — we keep on asking ourselves about aliens, but who knows that they are perhaps already here but unrecognizable from the rest of us.
Is this ‘Speculation News’ ?
Check California, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Florida, well heck, just about anywhere..
Hint: Most aliens speak Spanish...
” life was ever able to gain a foothold”
What does this mean? How did the RNA and the DNA “get a foothold” without cells to encase them?
The cells alone have 300 proteins. A single strand of DNA for simple life forms has more information that all the books in the library of Congress.
Yep, kookie there — Life got a foothold. Isn’t it wonderful. HOW?
Here’s where to look:
Check the parking lot of the nearest Home Depot.
‘I find your lack of faith disturbing’
Yes. Alpha Centuri B. His birth certificate’s probably up there.
So says a fictional character, Darth Vader. But every time I try to debate the facts with you, you go into super-irrationality mode. So, go ahead and quote fictional sources to bolster your fictional point of view.
Step two is also causing Man Made Globull Warming.
You can find a whole bunch of aliens at Home Depot every day.
I’ve heard that the best place to search for aliens is the parking lot at Home Depot or Lowes.
A few weeks/months ago some guys discovered that the DNA code has a “hidden” code. I found it sort of interesting for them to state as fact that “DNA has twice as much information in it than we thought.” (I figure in another 10 years some other guys will discover that there is even more information in there and will be saying “three times...”)
THING IS, THEY KEEP COMING LOOKING FOR “US” AMONG THE WORLD’S “LEADERS” AND KEEP FINDING EACH OTHER.
Just wait until someone finds comments in the DNA code.
GOD laughs at these idiots... there is life on other worlds... the math tells us so and guess what... the same GOD that created us created ALL. GOD is the ALPHA and OMEGA.
Atheist mind blower....
What IF...... there is no God but there is life only here.. and nowhere else?..
And the supposed aliens is a fantasy built on faith in NO God.?
with atheists being the true believers...
"In my Father's house there are many mansions. ...."
If anyone can be considered a native American, it's probably us.
I find it amazing how we keep looking to outer space in search of other intelligent life forms when our own planet is mostly covered with water. If we looked more carefully at the oceans we might be surprised at what we find.
Yep, all that “junk DNA” turns out to not be junk after all.
Mind-boggling complexity, created by their dual “gods” called “time and chance.”
Is being an braying ass an occupation with you, or are you just born that way?
After seeing Justin Bieber’s eyes go all reptilian during his court appearance last week, I’m starting to think he is an alien. He obviously forgot to maintain his disguise during the hearing. I thought people were joking until I went to YouTube and searched it. They change, he realizes it and quickly looks down. When he looks back up they are normal again. Freaky.... Maybe we should be looking in Hollywierd... I keep flashing back to all the actors and musicians that were aliens in MIB and think: HMMMM... :-)
Is it the hole of the ass that you have emulated, or is it genetic?
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