Is space the next step in man's evolution ?
Posted 28 March 2007 - 07:38 PM
when we talk of bacteria or viruses evolved on far away planets, we would have no idea what organisms they may be able to affect on earth. it doesn't even have to affect us directly to give us serious problems. bacteria may even enter our bodies and not do a dang thing to us. but regardless the possibility is there. its right there in the links I've given, coming from reputable sources.
Posted 28 March 2007 - 07:53 PM
which i've stated all along.
no one can say with 100% certainty that not one lifeform in the entire universe can infect us.
such a claim would be ridiculous and i never made it.
nevertheless my statements about probability are equally true
and nothing in the links you cited contradicts that.
Posted 28 March 2007 - 07:57 PM
If you do believe that ET will be 100% unlike us including a lack of bacteria in its body, meaning this ET didnt evolve from bacteria like we have, then yea "its germs will have to be able to attack us solely based on our chemical resources".
Posted 28 March 2007 - 08:03 PM
Posted 28 March 2007 - 08:10 PM
besides i made my point with flair,
i built a multi-million hit per month website
by posting just like i do
so i must be doing something right eh ?
Posted 28 March 2007 - 09:19 PM
By the way does anyone know how the spacestation that we were building is coming along? At first the had it on the news everytime a spaceshuttle would go up, now you dont hear to much.
Posted 29 March 2007 - 02:14 PM
Hippie, are you selling shares in this killer enterprise? Please don't tell me to go f... myself.:laser:
Posted 29 March 2007 - 05:37 PM
Posted 29 March 2007 - 05:54 PM
hmm, i'd call that debateable
seeing as how not one has even achieved
besides they aren't creating new technology
just using off-the-shelf components
developed by that bloated inefficient govt mentioned.
SpaceShipTwo is going to be delivering commercial space flights in as early as two years, no later than three years, depending on how long it takes to build the spaceport.
Our modern NASA, on the other hand, wastes billions of dollars on missions that fail most of the time.
Posted 29 March 2007 - 05:57 PM
Technology will be the next step in human evolution. The relative pace of biological evolution is too slow. Space will be a part of that technology if a miracle discovery in physics is made that will allow us to do more that just putt around in the solar system.
As for alien germs, work is already being done that will likely show that a chemical structure that does all the stuff of live will be demonstrated and it will operate in a different way than our DNA structured world. This will then show there are theoretically many ways that life can be organized. So if we ever run into ET, it will not be something remotely like us, the chemistry will be different, and its germs will have to be able to attack us solely based on our chemical resources and not on its ability to hijack our body's DNA/chemistry.
While I don't believe in it, I'm going to throw a long shot possibility out:
What if some of our DNA is already 'alien'? What if sources of our DNA were from outside of this planet? In such a scenario, that does open up the possibility.
Posted 29 March 2007 - 06:06 PM
If no Mars life then the proof will be a tough one.
Posted 29 March 2007 - 06:12 PM
...What if some of our DNA is already 'alien'? What if sources of our DNA were from outside of this planet? In such a scenario, that does open up the possibility.
as i hear it,
that very subject will be
the topic of jesus' speech to the UN.
Posted 06 April 2007 - 11:52 AM
If we're not lucky aliens will find us and destroy us.....