posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 11:37 PM
I have often wondered as to whether small microbes of this nature could exist in free space. We know of course, as you said, that they exist in the
earth's atmosphere, but what about in an environment with no gravity, and no gases of any kind? I figure that the most likely place for these puppies
to exist is near some type of gas in space, whether it be a nebulae, star, or whatever, which falls in line with the link you provided. This just
seems the most practical to me, considering that gravity should not be essential for certain types of life. We evolved here on earth, as did all other
creatures, contending with gravity, and thus zero gravity will negatively affect us and many other species...But there are species on earth that can
survive without gravity, despite the fact that they have never known anything but gravity, therefore something that developed from free forming gases
in space may very well not need any gravity at all, as the gravity between gas clouds is negligible in most instances.
The bigger problem is lack of anything in free space. So I do not think an organism could spring into existence without some other substance or
element to first give it life. Even though I believe in God, I think God works within the confines of the universe He created. Thus, even miracles
have a natural explanation, and all we have to do to understand it is explain the natural processes at work. Anyway, what about organisms that form
near gas clouds of this nature, but are later ejected out into empty space? Could organisms of this type have populated all corners of the universe by
this time? I suspect that if they formed not long after the creation of the universe, then there very well could be many of them by now.
Could they have formed so early? It depends on the complexity of their makeup. If it took relatively few different elements to form them, then they
would have appeared in the universe earlier than other lifeforms that needed more complex chemical reactions to spring into existence. By far this is
one of the most interesting space-related subjects out there in my opinion, and hopefully we will be able to figure out more in the coming years. To
my knowledge nothing of this nature has ever been discovered. If it has, I apparently missed it. I did not really read much of what you linked, so I
am not positive as to whether these creatures are being claimed to exist, or if they have been proven to exist. I would not think they have been
proven to exist, because there is more of a chance that they do not exist at all, although it is quite possible, as I already stated.