posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 03:31 PM
reply to post by LogicalResponse
that was actually a beautiful description of unconventional alien life, OP. I commend you.
However, I just want to point out that abductees and scientists and such are light years behind our science fiction writers who have already long been
writing about such things you speak of.
Check this book for example from nebula/hugo award winner Vernor Vinge:
here's a brief description of one of the more inventive possible races:
"They land their sleeper ship, with a cargo of children in suspended animation, on a planet with a medieval-level civilization of dog-like creatures
(the Tines) who exist as small packs of individuals. Each individual consciousness is generated by the "marriage" or enlistment of several Tines,
who coordinate their thoughts via high-frequency sound. A single Tine is about as smart as a clever dog; two to three can think as well as a young
human child; four to six is the standard and possess human or greater intelligence and self-awareness and personalities; under normal circumstances
packs that are much larger degrade into barely-coherent mobs, though a rational pack of eight is not unheard of and one such pack plays a large role.
Other configurations are possible for specialized roles. Examples include long strung-out sentry lines and garrisoned slave teams."
I remember reading Frank Herbert's book "The Jesus Incident."
In this book, there are seas full of kelp/giant jelly fish that are sentient and communicate telepathically with humans. They are millions/billions
years old and are actually far more advanced than humans but in ineffable and unimaginable ways that a typical human would not appreciate.
I forget which book I read the following in..it could be something from Roger Zelazny I can't quite recall. But someone was transported to a planet
that had some sort of tree/flora/fauna type 'beings' that basically just stood still (like trees) and lived incalculably long. To a human being they
appeared inert, dull, immobile, and un-advanced but it turned out they were actually sentient beings that were so far ahead of the human race in
intelligence/technological advancement that to humans they simply appeared as glowing inert trees whereas in reality humans simply could never
comprehend the true level of their advancement/communications/"lives" etc because to a typical human if he doesn't see palpable and conspicuous
technology like metallic machines, laser guns, vehicles of transport, etc, etc, then the race isn't 'advanced.' But in reality as you mentioned
some races out there could be nebulous gases and they might be so far more advanced than humans that a typical human would never be able to grasp or
comprehend their level of existence.