I was browsing the Irish Times yesterday when I came across an article.
Could someone please tell me why a planet has to be ‘Earth-like’ to support life?
I know it would have to be ‘Earth-like’ to support us, but scientists seem to be hung up on the idea that all alien life forms need the same conditions as humans to live. An Alien would need oxygen, they say. An Alien would need water. Why? Is the human animal so fucking vain that it reckons it’s the perfect result of evolution?
Alien Life forms
On this planet, we have a fairly narrow range of environments, but compare an elephant to an amoeba, or a giraffe to a mushroom. They are all lifeforms after all? How about bacteria that can only live in the deep oceans where there are volcanic vents? Compare them to a humming-bird.
And who is to say that there isn’t a planet out there with ammonia or methane breathing intelligent life?
The trouble with these scientists is that they have watched too many episodes of Star Trek or Star Wars.
So next time you kick a fungus on your lawn, just remember…
You could have just killed the first visitor from HD 40307 who has come bearing great technological gifts and the answer to all the problems of the universe.