Intellligent Alien Life Could Resemble Earth’s Extinct Dinosaurs
New scientific research raises the possibility that advanced versions of T. rex and other dinosaurs — monstrous creatures with the intelligence and cunning of humans — may be the life forms that evolved on other planets in the universe. “We would be better off not meeting them,” concludes the study, let by noted scientist Ronald Breslow, Ph.D. The study focuses on the century-old mystery of why the building blocks of terrestrial amino acids (which make up proteins), sugars, and the genetic materials DNA and RNA exist mainly in one orientation or shape.
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Intellligent Alien Life Could Resemble Earth’s Extinct Dinosaurs

New scientific research raises the possibility that advanced versions of T. rex and other dinosaurs — monstrous creatures with the intelligence and cunning of humans — may be the life forms that evolved on other planets in the universe. “We would be better off not meeting them,” concludes the study, let by noted scientist Ronald Breslow, Ph.D. The study focuses on the century-old mystery of why the building blocks of terrestrial amino acids (which make up proteins), sugars, and the genetic materials DNA and RNA exist mainly in one orientation or shape.

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"RIDLEY SCOTT RETURNS TO THE GENRE HE REDEFINED, WITH AN ORIGINAL SCIENCE FICTION EPIC PROMETHEUS."

I was actually too busy doing other movies and exploring other genres,  so frankly I never actually thought about science fiction until I  realized there was something in the first Alien movie that nobody had  ever asked the question about … and I thought that could be the  centerpiece of what we’ve just completed. That said, that is the only  DNA loosely applied to the original Alien. We’ve gone in a different  directions, but in the last few minutes of this movie you’ll see what  I’m talking about.

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"RIDLEY SCOTT RETURNS TO THE GENRE HE REDEFINED, WITH AN ORIGINAL SCIENCE FICTION EPIC PROMETHEUS."

I was actually too busy doing other movies and exploring other genres, so frankly I never actually thought about science fiction until I realized there was something in the first Alien movie that nobody had ever asked the question about … and I thought that could be the centerpiece of what we’ve just completed. That said, that is the only DNA loosely applied to the original Alien. We’ve gone in a different directions, but in the last few minutes of this movie you’ll see what I’m talking about.

[io9:deadline]

propagandery:

want to see.

now.

right now.

WHAT DO YOU SAY TO AN ALIEN?
There have been several messages broadcast into space or placed on board deep space probes intended for any attentive aliens out there. But we shouldn’t be narcissistic when it comes to crafting interstellar greetings, says a group of researchers in a recent science paper. They argue that if we are, E.T. simply won’t understand what we’re trying to tell them.
Take the aluminum postcard plaque aboard the star-bound Pioneer 10 and 11 probes (pictured above). The most dominant graphic is an engraving of man and woman, his hand upraised in a greeting gesture. This is hardly a universal gesture especially if the aliens who find it have no limbs. Or it could be taken as downright obscene in some corners of the Galaxy.
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WHAT DO YOU SAY TO AN ALIEN?

There have been several messages broadcast into space or placed on board deep space probes intended for any attentive aliens out there. But we shouldn’t be narcissistic when it comes to crafting interstellar greetings, says a group of researchers in a recent science paper. They argue that if we are, E.T. simply won’t understand what we’re trying to tell them.

Take the aluminum postcard plaque aboard the star-bound Pioneer 10 and 11 probes (pictured above). The most dominant graphic is an engraving of man and woman, his hand upraised in a greeting gesture. This is hardly a universal gesture especially if the aliens who find it have no limbs. Or it could be taken as downright obscene in some corners of the Galaxy.

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theeconomist
Those opposed to METI argue that broadcasting signals into space announcing the location of Earth is tantamount to ringing a dinner gong for any carnivorous, colonising or anti-social aliens who might be listening. Although Earth would be a rather long way to go for lunch, some argue that the decision to take such a risk is not one for a handful of scientists.
Should we be broadcasting messages to aliens? Astronomers are debating if some stones are better left unturned. (via theeconomist)