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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Earth-like planets to be announced today

3 comments:

Quantum_Flux said...

Stephen Hawking is probably incorrect in his assessment of alien life forms. I base my assumption that more advanced lifeforms should be more moral than we are because they will have figured out how to conserve and renew their resources in space, they will have figured out how to be more efficient with their power systems, they will have more stringent safety standards for operating their technologies, etc.

JackKennedy said...

I enjoy your thoughtful posts!

Your point here is well taken. There has been an argument that any alien civilization would be more interested in human art and music than our simplistic technologies. Intersting to think about.

Quantum_Flux said...

Thank you, I really enjoy reading your blogposts too.

I think that, in addition to us, alien life forms would probably be interested in studying all of the rich diversity of living organisms on this planet (plants, animals, microbes, insects).

Maybe the biochemical processes of a leaf that absorbs sunlight and produces glucose from water and carbon dioxide is a completely foriegn concept to aliens, perhaps they are composed of nanobots which is completely exotic to life on this planet too....I'm betting there would be a lot that an alien civilization could learn from all of life on Earth.