posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 02:50 PM
originally posted by: ctj83
It is hard to reconcile the biology aspect when people like Jacques Vallee, Corbell in a recent documentary and others, even the recent NASA
announcement are suggesting the control system is a Terry's Chocolate Orange.
I don't know a Terry's Chocolate Orange, in appearance at least, isn't such a bad visualisation. Life in an oxygen atmosphere, if it wasn't for the
many ways in which life has evolved to protect itself from atmospheric oxygen (while being largely dependent upon it) we could, kind of, become little
more than a spherical mass encased in an orange, ferrous, crust. Possibly, possibly not, but joking aside, life evolved on this planet for a billion
years without oxygen, and all life that survived and adapted to that change did so by protecting itself from oxygen. There are multiple theories on
how life started, some suggest that the metabolism of life came first and was based on iron suphur clusters. They're perfect in an anaerobic
environment, awful with oxygen. Luckily oxygen took eons to get to the levels today, so lots of time to adapt an inside and an outside. As a
"control system", that means that we are constantly at odds with our environment at a metabolic level. Tap us, unwrap us, and we fall apart,
NASA seems to spend most of it's time seeking out such extremophiles that adapted by retreating to oxygenless conditions, I presume because it is
their expectation that it is such lifeforms that we have most hope of encountering in space. Additionally, there is a good chance that at least some
of the building blocks that kicked off the life that led to oxygen on Earth may have arrived here in the core of a meteor or comet, and I am sure
we're all as interested as they are in knowing how all this came to be.