Alien life :Next thinking[ PART:3]
March 27, 2009 2 Comments
Life forms so alien that scientist may simply not have recognised evidence of their existance could inhabit the Earth. According to a leading scientist Dr. Tom Gold, emeritus professor of astronomy at Cornell University in America, believes that organisms based on silicon completely unrelated to all carbon based life , man has encountered so far may live at great depths. Gold, previously predicted that vast amounts of bacteria live miles down within Earth’s crust. Scientist inevickly dismissed the idea, but many now agree with him.
“So long as nobody suspect there could be silicon based life, we may just not be clever enough to identify it.”
rock bearing signs of silicon based organism may be sitting in lab , he believes, with their significance overlooked.
Every known living organism from bacteria to man kind , is based on the chemistry of carbon , which forms the complex molecules such as DNA that are central to our existance. Scientists believe that if ET life is found, the chamber are that it, too, will be carbon based.
Silicon has many chemical similarities to carbon, prompting scholar and science fiction writers to dream up new life form. Many films like ‘The X Files’ and ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ has shown this already.