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Never mind aliens in outer space. Some scientists believe we may be sharing the planet with 'weird' lifeforms that are so different from our own they're invisible to us.
These researchers believe life may exist in more than one form on Earth: standard life – like ours – and "weird life", as they term the conjectured inhabitants of the shadow biosphere. "All the micro-organisms we have detected on Earth to date have had a biology like our own: proteins made up of a maximum of 20 amino acids and a DNA genetic code made out of only four chemical bases: adenine, cytosine, guanine and thymine," says Cleland. "Yet there are up to 100 amino acids in nature and at least a dozen bases. These could easily have combined in the remote past to create lifeforms with a very different biochemistry to our own. More to the point, some may still exist in corners of the planet."
Originally posted by Tindalos2013
reply to post by TheComte
It seems that alot of ideas that were previously considered kooky are now gaining scientific approval. Such studies are important in the direction of human mind evolution and the inter-connectedness of a great many things. The invisible world around us all probably affects us in ways not yet imagined, however despite of this a great many will continue to scoff at such magical notions of worlds within worlds. Perhaps the invisible world is where the 'mind' goes after we die in this one.
We are not getting to the point where we have to look through a dimension fracturing microscope, or a phase converter of some sort, in order to locate these things.
As the article points out, these lifeforms may be made out of amino acid chains linked together in a different way to the way we expect from thus far understood terran biology, but they are not made of darkmatter/energy, existant in other dimensions, or part of the bloody spirit realm.