Monday, 16 February 2009

'Alien life may be all around us...'

'Forget little green men on Mars - aliens could be right here on Earth, a leading scientist has claimed.

Cosmologist Paul Davies said it was 'entirely reasonable' to believe that we share the planet with a form of life different to anything we know of.

This 'life, but not as we know it' might be lurking in poisonous lakes or deep under the sea or could even be inside our bodies.

Professor Davies said: 'It could be right under our noses, or even in our noses. It could even be that "weird life" and real life are intermingled.'

... Professor Davies, of Arizona State University, said any aliens that do exist on Earth will be too small for the naked eye to see.

Their unusual biochemistry could allow them to thrive in arsenic-rich lakes or in blistering hot vents underneath the ocean.

There is even a theory that alien particles, a tenth the size of bacteria, live inside our bodies and trigger the formation of kidney stones, the American Association for the Advancement of Science's annual conference in Chicago heard.'



Autumnforest said...

Awesome observation! I've always felt that while man might have evolved on land, it's equally possible intelligent life formed simultaneously in the water. As a ghost hunter, I have my own theory about possible explanations for phenomenon including time playing simultaneously, dimensions co-existing and occasionally interfering with each other, intelligent life that mimics human voices and is not able to be seen by human's eyes, and lots of other possibilities besides the commonly accepted departed souls tied to the earth. I have absolute confidence that life can take forms we hadn't imagined and coexists with us. Hurray on the article!

Ben Fairhall said...

I agree, a most welcome article. Tell me, have your ghost hunts ever been successful?

I am a bit of a UFO hunter (or they seem to enjoy stalking me, not sure which it is.) The 'fear element' in both cases is an interesting constituent of a real experience, I feel; and something which may be chemical rather than emotion. (A reaction to something generated by the apparition, to put it crudely.)

Any thoughts on this?