About Search 4 Xtraterrestrial Life

In this blog, I talk about how aliens might live, how their bodies might function, what types of aliens there might be, and the possible structures in an alien society. I bring you up-to-date news about anything in space involving the possibilities of life. Also, I talk about the histories of our own species, and their endeavors into space. Please subscribe to my blog, and enjoy reading it!

Some posts include: http://search4xtralife.blogspot.com/2008/12/terraforming-morals.html

http://search4xtralife.blogspot.com/2009/02/alien-diplomacy_09.html

http://search4xtralife.blogspot.com/2009/01/space-faring-civilizations-beginnings.html

Monday, May 31, 2010

The 'Issues' Behind Not Exploring Space


I found this cartoon, which in my view perfectly shows how politicians do not see the light of human advancement. From the space exploration that we have done, we have advanced tremendously and gained much insight. However, politicians are not allowing this. Let us observe this cartoon: The Earth is shown as being small, overpopulated and not well-run. The 'Resources of Space' are shown as being gigantic, compared to the smallness of the Earth. It offers space to grow crops, land for its people to populate, an overabundance of raw materials; and yet people say that we cannot do this. We have the resources, we have the technology, we have the capital. Even if we did not have enough money, the return on such an investment would be well worth it. Also, imagine the new technologies that would come from different gravities, different environments, and even different materials.
Tell me, why can people not take such an offer of benefit?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Stephen Hawking's Alien Conspiracy

Stephen Hawking, the man who proved the existence of black holes (the guy in the wheelchair, if you don't care), stated that aliens will kill us and ruin the human race. Personally, I find this to be completely false.

1. Aliens that are advanced enough to travel to our planet in spaceships would have a vast knowledge in a variety of disciplines. They would have no need for any 'advanced technologies' that we may have, unless they have evolved differently and created different technologies.

2. They would not come to Earth just for our resources, when they could go to other bodies without the hassles of dangerous bio-hazards(us). By coming here, there would be the danger of mining amid fatal diseases that they have never come in contact with. Also, there are other bodies all over space.

3. Finally, if they had the knowledge and technology to come to Earth, then they would probably be smart enough to think ahead and be safe, by not spreading/contacting our biosphere and wearing hazmat-like outfits. No one would take the risk of coming into contact with strange diseases of an alien world.

Do you agree with me, or how do you disagree?

Week of Conspiracies and Theories Debunked

I have recently come across multiple articles about a wide variety of crazy, bizarre, and plain wierd topics. I will be talking about them, and reasoning them out.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Globalization of Alien Worlds

Earlier, I talked about the globalization of our own world. But how might other worlds globalize? Certain civilizations might begin to globalize early on, using borrowed technology from other advanced soceties or aliens. A global network for transportation and commerce leads to globalization, either using the technology they have or any evolutionary advantages. Strange evolutinary innovations like the ability to swim or fly will have immense implications. These will lead to much more efficient movement and speed. A co-evolutionary group could bounce ideas off of each other, especially if they are desgned differently.

Once again, the possibilities are endless. Do you have any other ideas/theories of how alien cultures might globalize?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

How do we Define Life?

Life is very versatile; it comes in many shapes, forms and sizes. So how do we define it? Viruses, for example, are technically not alive because they cannot reproduce independently. They are very small, at 15-25 nanometers long. However, they require forms of life to continue on. On a meteorite that landed on Earth that was originally from Mars, scientists have found very, very, very small objects that look a bit like some microbial life forms here on Earth. Was there once life on Mars? There is much controversy, because the supposed bacteria is much, much smaller than life on Earth. Also, who is to say that they are not just funny-looking natural features? If you have heard of this debate, what do you think?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Globalization of the World


Recently, with the eruption of the volcano in Iceland, we have seen an example of globalization. As a whole, the world has communicated with each other the same goal and achieved it. Satellites around the planet help with globalization, connecting everyone via internet and other forms of networking. The world is beginning to work with each other to accomplish many goals, like helping developing nations to grow and using technology to help those in desert regions. However, we are reaching a time where globalization will come more close-knitly than before. World markets have developed, and the clashing of two highly successful markets could spark dissent. As the world comes together, how might different forms of thinking come about?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Are We Ready for Life?

Everyone knows about an advanced alien society coming to earth and meeting us. As we begin to expand into the solar system, are we possibly prepared to be the more advanced species? At the end of the movie Red Planet, humans bring back alien specimens to help rid the atmosphere of CO2. In reality, humans might not be nearly as direct about alien specimens. Would people really fuss over microscopic life on other planets, and go insane? Or would they accept it? What moral issues back the intervening/meeting with confronting more primitive life?

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tell Me Your Opinion!

How do you believe we should colonize space? We could keep from colonizing the planets by remaining in space stations, either located around Earth or orbiting independently. We could terraform, or make other planets have earth-like conditions. We could also just colonize by having domes all over the surface and live underground. There are many varieties of colonization we could execute.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Privatization of the Space Industry

The Obama administration has shut down NASA's programs to continue human expansion. Although this discourages the public and decreases interest in space exploration, this gives us another benefit. All over the world, private industries are looking to the stars; There are scientists looking for new fuels and technologies. There are companies with very original ideas, like ships that carry space shuttles to the equator for launching. Many companies and universities are developing plans for space stations and lunar modules. The future looks very bright for these private industries.