In the search for intelligent life, it is very possible for us to encounter an artificial intelligence created by a species more advanced than us. A sufficiently advanced form of AI could be indistinguishable from natural intelligence as we know it. The question of intelligence questions what we think is true of intelligent and sentient life forms. How would we distinguish between the two, and if we encounter an AI vs another species, do we accept them as a representative of their creators?…Continue
Lately, there has been more peer discussion about how we go about searching for life off planet earth. A few places within our solar system were identified as good targets to begin the search for life, among them: the Moon, Mars, Titan and Enceladus. We need to begin the search with patience.
Our Moon is the closest celestial body to us. The LRO is currently taking pictures, but a new mission to establish an out post on the moon should begin. Why not get very good about getting to…Continue
Added by Robert J. Mitchell on March 23, 2018 at 5:04pm — No Comments
Based on recent readings, especially from Christopher McKay in How to Search for Life on Other Worlds, I’ve come to believe that life only needs the right combination of three main requirements: a main solvent to host chemical reactions (ours on Earth being water), a mixture of common building-block elements (Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Phosphorus, Nitrogen, Sulfur are examples of this), and enough energy to cause chemical reactions. In Astrobiology lecture, we have discussed life…Continue
Added by Derek Velzy on March 22, 2018 at 6:49pm — No Comments
When you want to take care of our planet and want to commit yourself to our project (saveourplanet.info), but do not have so much money, that is no problem at all: you can donate from 1 CHF on via the crowdfunding platform.
If that would still be too much, or if you only have Paypal to use, we of course welcome your commitment equally. Now this platform does not allow Paypal, but we know a good and totally reliable guy, who runs ASPAST in Peru (those are 30.000 astrobiology fans),…Continue
Support a good astrobiological cause, and choose your fun & science educational rewards here!…Continue
Added by Andreas Losch on March 19, 2018 at 6:23pm — No Comments
Everyone have there own opinion about life. Some believe it was created by some supernatural powers /God. And some believe that it was not created, it was an accidental process that is still in existence.
Does all this really makes sense? We don't have proof, that how life begin on Earth? Did it really begin here or, was seeded on Earth as in the Theory of Panspermia. Maybe life began here on Earth by the…Continue