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Originally posted by Druscilla
Originally posted by metalholic
reptiles,birds,amphibians are all fish aswell as mammals because mammals came from reptiles who came from fish. Also the other animals besides the plants you mentioned are mammal.
If you want to take that further, you could just say we're all just complex colony organisms of bacteria.
Even further we're all just a chemical soup, highly organized mud ... with pants.
Of course that could go further, but, my point, the spirit of my post was, what's with the Reptoid, Insectoid, Mammal thing when (since this is all pie in the sky speculation without any actual real Empirical Evidence) there's so many many other different options?
There could be aliens like The Thing, The Blob, or anything and everything else imagined inside and out of Science Fiction literature and cinema, all totally making whole new Domains on down under the taxonomic scale of Life, Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class etc ...
Then, there's also machine intelligence from the ever scary Hegemonizing Replicating Swarm scenarios to Autobots and Decepticons, and then even the somewhat altruistic god-like intelligence of Ship Minds described by Iain M. Banks in his Culture series novels.
Self guided evolutionary machine intelligence could very well be a classification of "life".
Machine intelligence could even effectively be of such sophistication and autonomy that it's indistinguishable from naturally evolved Biological life.
As far as speculation goes, if there's other life, I suspect there's a very strong argument for machine intelligence holding majority population in the universe.
Look at it this way: We develop artificial Intelligence, and while doing so, develop the means to download ourselves into machines, back and forth between biology and machine so whenever we grow old or get injured, sick, etc, we could occupy a synthetic body until we eventually could afford or grow a biological replacement.
Our AIs could in essence to the same.
Eventually Millions of years from now, conditions on this planet become too hostile to support biological life.
By some quirk, faster than light space travel is found to be impossible, so, the only way to really travel is in synthetic form.
Thus, we could occupy machine bodies. Thus, any possible alien intelligence could be floating around inside synthetic bodies, virtual realities, and/or any other way to store a personality or even an entire planetary culture.
Some may even prefer the durability and staying power over the biological option and stick to staying synthetic; adapting a whole new culture that over hundreds of millions of years could be machine longer than they were biological, if ever they were.
Machines, for such reasons are likely a higher probability than any other biological solution.
edit on 24-11-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)
And yes I agree with your point that greed and positions of power are also used to control the human beings mind, good point. Having what others do not does tend to start power struggles and wars. Your point about the Educational coral to contain human thought into preconceived limits is quite an observation. Ahh yes, having more money than everyone else is quite a motivator.
Originally posted by Druscilla
reply to post by All Seeing Eye
It's not arrogance if you're right.
Further, all this about people getting held back is mostly deflection by people who've made poor choices in neglecting to seek out and obtain a higher education at any local University.
People without educations tend to play the blame game that it's someone else's fault for their woes (TPTB, They, Society), typically some vague amalgamation of everything and everyone they hold in envy.
Had they gone to school, gotten an education, they too could be a banker, lawyer, doctor, scientist, engineer, or any number of other respected professions that have a tendency to fill the professional's pockets with money and liberties envied by the uneducated.
-- FYI; regarding a post in another thread - You're seeing satellites, not UFOs. They disappear when they fall into Earth's shadow.
edit on 25-11-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)
Oh, maybe your right about that, after all, that is something you see on a daily basis. I on the other hand only watched Aircraft of every description and purpose while I spent my 20 years in the air force. You would be in a far better position to judge my areal observations because of your Academic back ground.
FYI; regarding a post in another thread - You're seeing satellites, not UFOs. They disappear when they fall into Earth's shadow.