Posted this in the wrong thread...moving it here:
Originally posted by zorgon
Originally posted by internos
Naa Ron not talking about you nor John, come on
I didn't say a word
What do you think of the Martian Rat ?
One thing we must keep in mind: life will likely follow the same basic shapes that we are accustomed to (due to the nature of fractal geometry, which
is a key secret of sacred math/geometry). If we see images of life, however, they will likely have superficial differences that can make them very
hard to discern. Consider, for example, the terrain of Mars.
there are lots of boulders/rocks. There is plenty of water, trapped within the soil. There are higher levels of radiation. The temperature differences
are somewhat erratic (even being a balmy 80+ during the summer months, localized). Gravitational effect is reduced.
So, what sort of life would one expect? Well...something subterranean most likely. Something that could possibly show its head occassionally for food
or sunlight (or some other unknown reason). Something that could camoflauge against the dirt, "blueberries", and rocks. This would mean they would
be something rock looking (think "rock fish" on land), or something bumpy and bluish, etc.
If you think about it from this angle, possibly new characteristics seem relevant. I think that the rat looks a lot like a rock. I mean, it is
EXTREMELY rock looking. But i think that its rock like appearance doesn't mean a whole lot when i see bugs that look like small branches, or tree
One would also wonder what the iron rich environment does to the biology of such creatures?
Keith may be wrong, but the concepts is prompts you to consider are a dose of good medicine, for sure.