posted on Aug, 15 2004 @ 07:16 AM
ConTACTinG humAns musT be frusTrATinG if They miss The messAGe ThAt's sTArinG Them in The fACe.
(For those of you who didn't get the message staring you in the face, the capital letters were the codons in DNA).
Could aliens be communicating through DNA?
(Sorry - no weblink, I couldn't access the archive there. THis is in the 7th August edition.)
According to the NEW SCIENTIST, it may be possible for aliens to be contacting us through our DNA. They reason that there is an infinitely small
chance of us being able to receive a signal from an alien given the vast size of the universe, the wide bandwidth of signals to choose from and the
timing of whether our civilisation will be listening at the right time.
It is most likely we would be discovered by an alien civ as they survey our planet. THey would then leave a marker, and once we discovered how to read
and retrieve that marker, then they would contact. The monolith idea would maybe have to survive millions of years in orbit - being bombarded by
stellar rays. Similarly to a stone structure, seismic events and weather could bury any message.
It is known that most of the DNA in living organisms on the planet is the same. Much of this is so called 'junk DNA' that has no apparant use to the
design of us. Consequentially, when the DNA is copied this area has many mutations. But there is an area that does not mutate, and because it is so
called 'junk', it is possible to insert DNA as a message without it affecting the being.