Originally Posted by pt447
I like your guys' thoughts, sound a lot like mine.
Here's another thing I've always wondered....If there is life on other planets, in other parts of the universe in other galaxies and solar systems, do they have to be just like us? I mean, I've never heard anyone else make this arguement before, that if there is life on another planet, why does everyone assume that they need H2O and Oxygen and ambient temperatures to live? This never made sense to me...it's like the scientists who go out looking for life, are ALWAYS searching for a planet with water and an atmosphere......but isn't it possible that life can exist without those 2 things? I mean, just because the critters on this planet need those things to live doesn't mean a whole nother species in another galaxy can't live off of some crazy unknown chemical. Scientists are kind of wierd about this, because they are trying to disprove the existance of God by looking for life, but if God doesn't exist, then why would the life look and act anything like we do? For all we know, there is life out there, but we can't see it because of their solar systems' sun doesn't produce the same kind of light as our sun, and our eyes can't see their colors because the sun is what makes colors. If it is a different sun, isn't it possible that their are new colors somewhere in space that we just can't see.....think about that....try to think of a new
color...HHAHAH...it makes your brain hurt. But yeah there are certain living creature on earth that can survive temperatures of less than 100 degrees below zero, and complete darkness, with no nutrients..I can't remember what they are called but they have the word "bear" in their name. Some kind of tiny little parasite or bug or something. So all I'm saying is if critters on Earth can survive without "essential" things, then who's to say life can't exist elsewhere, where the species consumes fire as a way of staying alive and drinks mercury and breathes in carbon monoxide, and is some crazy ass color that would make you faint if you saw it.
What about extra terrestials visiting us? Any of you guys buy into that? I for one have always thought that if things really do visit us and stuff, then they are us from the future, coming back for some reason. Maybe to change history, maybe for vacation, maybe for research... I mean, what are the chances, if there is life somewhere else in the universe, what are the chances that they look ANYTHING like humans? Every alien you hear about has characteristics of humans...but if they really were aliens, then the chances of them looking like us are so slim it's not even remotely feezable.