posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 09:49 AM
I wonder if there is any reason why an advanced civilization couldn't exist underwater as opposed to on the surface of a planet.
Mainly because the apendages useful for underwater life don't provide the ability to create and use tools. For instance, if dolphins were as
intelligent as human beings, how would they be able to create an advanced modern civilization using their flippers?
I get what you are saying, but finding ANY complex life on Enceladus (even just non-intelligent fish-type life) would be tremendously huge news.
Heck, even finding microbial life would be, but I personally think simple microbial life is relatively common. Complex life (multi-celled with
specialized organs and a centralized brain) on the other hand found in our solar system would also seem to indicate that it, too, is common.