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    Re: NASA to announce "major discovery" that could boost chances of life on other worl

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    Any word on what this mean for people who don't believe in evolution?
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    on topic.. I would love it to be something as profound as discovering life that uses methane instead of water, although life based on something other than carbon would be a game changer as well. I also think that in all likelihood the speculations are over hyping this, and although tomorrows announcement will be significant, it will not be as monumentally significant as the speculators on the side are wanting it to be
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    Re: NASA to announce "major discovery" that could boost chances of life on other worl

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Daily Mail? This means it's anything BUT arsenic-based life.

    Pleasepleaseplease be right for once, Daily Mail.
    Sorry, I never remember which British newspapers are reliable and which ones suck. I guess we'll have to wait until tomorrow unless someone else breaks it before then.
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    Re: NASA to announce "major discovery" that could boost chances of life on other worl

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Kandahar said phosphorus.

    Are you guys like professors or something?
    Just nerds.

    Arsenic-based life would mean there's a totally different way of life forming that we've never seen before, and would be evidence for the idea that life basically evolved on earth twice. This would mean powerful evidence for the idea that life in this universe is probably pretty common.
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    Re: NASA to announce "major discovery" that could boost chances of life on other worl

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Just nerds.
    LOL straight to the point.

    Arsenic-based life would mean there's a totally different way of life forming that we've never seen before, and would be evidence for the idea that life basically evolved on earth twice.
    So these microbes didn't evolve like we did into carbon creatures? Cool. But just out of curiosity how do you know that this arson based lifeforms aren't the next step in evolution and us carbon beings are actually the ones left behind?
    How does life evolving twice on earth mean life is likely elsewhere?
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    Re: NASA to announce "major discovery" that could boost chances of life on other worl

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    So these microbes didn't evolve like we did into carbon creatures?
    How does life evolving twice on earth mean life is likely elsewhere?
    How do we know that they didn't evolve to mix with us?

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    Re: NASA to announce "major discovery" that could boost chances of life on other worl

    OK, finally a mainstream source. The Telegraph is now confirming that it's arsenic-based life.
    'Life as we don't know it' discovery could prove existence of aliens - Telegraph
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    Re: NASA to announce "major discovery" that could boost chances of life on other worl

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    LOL straight to the point.


    So these microbes didn't evolve like we did into carbon creatures?
    How does life evolving twice on earth mean life is likely elsewhere?
    Nope! Different sort of critter entirely!
    It makes it more likely because we then know that live has more than one path to start from. Before, for all we knew Earth was a giant fluke, that even under perfect conditions life wouldn't always just spontaneously start from not-life. It happening twice on the same planet lends to the idea that as long as the conditions are present, life probably will start.

    That said, it's just evidence to support a theory. So far our sample size is still 1, so it's nowhere near proof. And we still don't know if it's even what NASA plans to announce. Yes, I'm trying to keep my hopes down so I'm not disappointed :P

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    How do we know that they didn't evolve to mix with us?
    Because they didn't really mix with us at all. Their environment is lethal to "our" type of life.
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    Re: NASA to announce "major discovery" that could boost chances of life on other worl

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    OK, finally a mainstream source. The Telegraph is now confirming that it's arsenic-based life.
    'Life as we don't know it' discovery could prove existence of aliens - Telegraph
    So that does that mean that the blood of these creatures is acid? Like in the movie Alien?

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    Re: NASA to announce "major discovery" that could boost chances of life on other worl

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Yep, it looks like that's what it is. The Daily Mail is now confirming that NASA is set to announce the discovery of arsenic-based life in Mono Lake in Yosemite National Park. However, it's not arsenic-based in the sense that it has arsenic instead of DNA...it's arsenic-based in the sense that it uses arsenic for energy instead of phosphorus like all other known life forms.

    This means that life evolved on at least two separate occasions on earth...which means that it's virtually certain to evolve on any life-friendly world.

    Astrobiology findings: 'Alien' bacteria that lives on arsenic found in Californian lake opens up search for life on other planets | Mail Online
    What I find funny about this evolve crap is, why have we stopped evolving along with monkeys if that where we came from? Sorry I dont believe we fell out of the tree as monkeys to become humans. I also dont believe some God created us from dust of the earth or from his image.

    How man became man is the greatest mystery of all.

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    Re: NASA to announce "major discovery" that could boost chances of life on other worl

    Quote Originally Posted by Heavy Duty View Post
    What I find funny about this evolve crap is, why have we stopped evolving along with monkeys if that where we came from? Sorry I dont believe we fell out of the tree as monkeys to become humans. I also dont believe some God created us from dust of the earth or from his image.

    How man became man is the greatest mystery of all.
    Oh dear, they are always from Georgia! Evolution takes 1000s of years to happen.

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