reply to post by _Phoenix_
I know what you mean, I started a thread the other day that talked about something like that.
Life evolved from the sea to land; land to air would be the net logical step, then would come the evolution from our upper-atmosphere to life in
Some of the UFOs that are seen could actually be organisms that have evolved from life on the surface.
If you think of it as when you start progressing outwards from the center of the Earth the eco-systems change and, though different, are definitely
livable by adapted life-forms - it wouldn't be so complicated:
1. Water is much more dense than air, yet life thrives in it and cannot survive on Earth (Most of it)
2. Air (atmosphere) is much less dense than water and life thrives in it too, but cannot survive in water (most of the time)
3. The upper atmosphere is much less dense, has a lot less pressure, and undoubtedly we couldn't survive in those conditions. That doesn't mean
that there isn't a type of life-form that has adapted to life there.
It is quite plausable to think that, if there is a life-form existing in the upper-atmosphere, it couldn't survive on or near the surface because of
the increased oxygen and pressure.
4. Outerspace, having no pressure or oxygen, would be the next step for evolution and, though it is much different than the previous 3, it is not too
far a stretch to believe life could have adapted to such an enviroment over millions of years.
Life in the upper-atmosphere wouldn't neccassarily be as susceptible to devastion that occurs on the surface. Therefore it could have much more time
to adapt than many Earth and ocean bound life.
We cannot survive, unassisted in either the oceans, the upper-atmosphere, or outerspace. Nature has proven that just because one life form cannot
exist in one eco-system doesn't mean that there isn't life adapted to that particular system.
If this is the case the question must be turned to what this high-altitude life-form looks like, what it's biological make-up could be, and what
happens to the body when it dies?
It's hard to say, since we don't spend much time up there or under water, what types of creatures have yet to be introduced into our awareness.
As odd as upper-atmosphere life-forms sound, there are surely equally odd life-forms below the surface of the oceans.
It would definitely be worth 10% of the space programs budget to find out what is going on under the 90 some-odd % of ocean and sea that hasn't been
explored and documented.
Unless the world governments already have explored and know what is to be found. Maybe they don't want us to know what is down there, as many
speculate this is where many of the UFOs originate from.
What a perfect place to have a base, in the middle of the ocean, away from nearly any type of population or prying eyes. This is where Google Earth
should be pointed. I imagine if there are UFOs over our oceans that Google could manage to snap a shot of one while they are documenting the up-close
Sorry for the long post, I do like this topic.