posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 12:41 AM
Originally posted by Masisoar
I do not understand why people want to apply the Earth's gravitational pull to a biological entity that more than likely, evolved on another
It doesn't matter whether their neck can support their rather large heads on Planet Earth. They don't live here, they don't care. They have their
own planet where their physique is born from.
We're applying what happens to us to a being that more than likely came from a completely different environment.
Considering the potential also for them to utilize electromagnetic dynamics as a means for their travel, they more than likely become independent to
the Earth's effects.
Yeah, that's a great point to bring up, and you're absolutely correct that they will be evolved for their own planet, but they're still going to
have to deal with gravity, it is a universal truth. If there are imbalances with proportion, what is going to keep a creature from falling head over
heels? If we evolved somewhere with 60% of the gravity of Earth, wouldn't it be likely that we would be structured in a way that proportionately
matched that 40% decrease? Maybe we would have to have stronger hearts to continue the pumping of our blood, maybe we would be slightly larger
organisms because there would be less force on our body? Perhaps we would be smaller organisms, though, because we would be worried about the blood
circulation from the weaker gravity. Perhaps the gravity difference would make it more likely for us to develop webbing for gliding between our
appendages. Whatever changes we might have faced in this circumstance, we would be in proportion to what the gravity allowed.
I'm absolutely not trying to state that whatever we find will look just like us. They will evolve into something that is the most evolutionary
To me it's like you're stating we're going to run in a creature with an upside down nose, located above the eyes, but below the mouth. That's
evolutionary suicide, and it's not going to happen. You can decide why.
Just because there is less gravity, doesn't mean you can support a head that will act like a balloon when something other than gravity put force upon
it. It's evolutionary suicide. You decide why (hint: think predation).
We're not going to run into a creature without a mouth and absorbs all of its nutrients through its skin. It's evolutionary suicide, especially for
a creature that can transverse the universe. Once again, you can decide why.
We have to use some basis of life for comparison, and we're pretty sure we can find aspects of why enough gravity is important for chemical synthesis
and things like flowing rivers to occur (note it doesn't matter what the river is of, and I'm not trying to imply a C lifeform).
I appreciate your comments here, it is great to see someone with more than just voodoo intuition.