What Other Life Forms are Possible?

What Other Life Forms are Possible?


From microscopic organisms to things we would
never recognize…stay tuned to number 1 to find out 10 types of life forms that may exist
in our universe! Number 10: Humanoid Life. To be clear, I’m not talking about other humans
being out there in the universe (though technically speaking, yes, that is still possible). Rather, I’m talking about other forms of humanoid
life that could exist out there in some form. The word “humanoid” is a reference to how
humans can talk, walk on two legs, stand upright, etc. And if you think about every single legendary
sci-fi show that’s ever existed that featured other life forms, then you’ll remember that
there were other humanoid life forms out there. Klingons, Romulans, Vulcans, Narns, Centurai,
Vorlons, and more, and each of them were a race that were humanoid, and yet not quite
human. Given the vast expanse of the universe, and
the fact that we know that there ARE planets out there like Earth…where the conditions
are right to breed life…it goes to reason that there could indeed be another humanoid
species out there. And, depending on distance and their state
of evolution, it could explain why we haven…t been able to find them, contact them, or even
locate a trace of them. We’re but one small spec in a massive universe,
and if they are at the same stage of technology as we are, then they may not have found Earth,
just like we have not found their planet…yet. Number 9: Aquatic Life. Sticking with what is very likely or possible,
we are pretty positive that there are other planets out there in the universe that have
water and, in fact, we have found several planets very recently that we have confirmed
this fact to the best of our current ability. The waters of Earth are full of life both
known and even unknown, which is why many dedicate their lives to finding the life within
the oceans that haven’t been discovered…yet. Given that we know that there is water out
there, and given that we know that life can live in waters of various kinds, such as saltwater,
freshwater, and even acidic in some cases, it’s very logical, and believable to say that
there could be aquatic life out there in the oceans of various planets. Now, if you were to ask me, “Well…what do
they look like?” I honestly couldn’t even fathom a guess. It’s not because I lack an imagination, but
rather, the life within our own oceans is as varied, if not more varied, than the life
on the land. So trying to predict the way that creatures
of another world would evolve would be near impossible. And if you don’t believe me on that front,
you should check out our videos on what lies in the deepest parts of our own oceans, specifically
in the Mariana Trench, and you’ll see just how weird our own planets evolutions can get… Number 8: Silica-Based Life. Before we talk about this potential life form,
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below! Silica is something that is used in more places
than you’d think. And that’s because the molecules of silicon
are actually very similar to Carbon (which you’ll see later on this list), and so, we
use it in things like concrete, computer chips, prosthetics, body enhancements, and more. So…by that token, if something as versatile
as Silica can be used for various objects in the inanimate sense, it goes to reason
that in the right circumstances, they could be used to make life. This isn’t just speculation though, there
are creatures on our own Earth today that have actually used Silica as building blocks
of their own body’s construction. Such as algae called Diatoms. It’s primitive in how it’s used, but weren’t
we all primitive at one time? And if it works in some form here, maybe it
works in greater forms out there. Number 7: Panspermia Life. No, this isn’t the name of a fantasy world,
it’s actually a scientific theory for how life could be born on other planets. Not by natural growth, or at least not at
first, but rather, but items like comets, meteors, asteroids, and other such “carriers”
bringing life to other planets. This would mean that life could actually survive
on said places, which is hard to believe, but not impossible…well…not technically. As we have things on Earth that could indeed
survive the harsh climates of outer space. This is certainly a new twist on “is there
life out there?”, because it would be possible to have life on various rocks scattered throughout
the known universe…the question only is…which ones? Number 6: No Life. The antithesis of the “are we alone in the
universe?” question is as simple an answer as anything
else: yes. Scientifically speaking, it’s nearly impossible
to think that there is no life out there in the world if everything is random and fair. But, as our own Earth has shown us, sometimes
the odds aren’t random, or fair. If the universe was made by the Big Bang,
then a series of circumstances had to happen in order for the Earth to not only grow to
be habitable (and trust me, there were a LOT of extinction-level events before humans came
around), but for life to grow. Other planets may not have gotten that chance
at all, or even the hope of a chance. Or, if you believe in God, or any religion,
then you’ll note that the sacred texts don’t state that life is out there, because the
gods only made one “homeworld”. So while science does state that there is
a high-probability of life being out there, that same probability also states that there
might be none at all. Number 5: Arsenic-Based Life. This one might seem a bit odd to you, as Arsenic
on Earth is incredibly poisonous, so how is it that it could be used to make a form of
life on another planet. This is because Arsenic has many similarities
structurally to phosphorous which, if you didn’t know, is one of the staples of life
on Earth. To that end, if reworked in certain ways on
other planets, it could easily be one of the building blocks of other life forms. It’s said that early stages of life from our
own planet could have used Arsenic as a building block in very specific places like geothermal
vents. So if we could do it here, it could happen
anywhere. Number 4: Hybrid Life. You might think that I’m referencing how in
certain fantasy cultures there are things like centaurs and minotaurs that are mixes
of humans and animals, and that is technically plausible, but in this case, I refer to hybrid
nature in regards to being primarily made of two different substances instead of just
one. Our world is made of carbon-based lifeforms,
in many ways, but not all planets have that, and thus, they would have to be comprised
of other things. Yet, that doesn’t restrict them to being made
of JUST one thing, because potentially, they could take bits and pieces of other chemicals
and substances and materials from their worlds and comprise different parts of their bodies,
including ones that don’t have Carbon at all. Trying to discern how these creatures would
look or live is impossible, but, as in all things, there’s a beauty in regards to how
things adapt and survive, even in the harshest of situations. And as Jeff Goldblum once said, “Life…finds
a way.” Number 3: Carbon-based Life. Humans are comprised of many carbon atoms,
did you know that? In fact, most life on Earth has a form of
Carbon within them. So if we’re talking about scientifically possible
life out there in the stars, there’s no doubt that we have to conclude that other planets
have the potential for Carbon-based life forms, as well. If for no other reason than that this is what
we know right here on Earth, and if it can happen on Earth, why can’t it happen elsewhere? Now, a common misconception is that the carbon-based
life forms on other planets would look like creatures from our world. This isn’t necessarily the case for the simple
reason that every world is different, and so far, though we have found Earth-like planets,
we haven’t found a perfect match. Which means that if carbon-based life is out
there, it would have to go through its own evolutionary cycle in order to grow. Which further means that they may look vastly
different than the creatures of our own world. Oddly enough, that sounds kind of appealing,
don’t you think? Number 2: God Life. That is the question, isn’t it? Is there a God, or gods, who helped create
everything? Now, you might be wondering why I’m including
this in a list about “scientifically possible life”, but that’s the thing, there are scientists
out there who believe they have evidence of a god, or gods. Mainly because there are things that happen
on this Earth that can’t be explained, not even with modern science. One of the biggest and most prevalent theories
is that about how the Earth was allowed to have life at all. Think about it, the Earth is perfectly placed
in our solar system. We have a sun that gives us just enough warmth
to survive, and just enough light that we don’t roast all day. If we were closer to the sun, we’d burn like
Venus or Mercury. If we were farther away though, we’d freeze
like Mars. How is it that a celestial event like the
“Big Bang” could have put the Earth so perfectly in place? Doesn’t seem logical, does it? Fast forward to the modern day, and you’ll
hear tales of actual miracles…ones that no scientist can perfectly explain. And they haven’t just happened in the modern
day, but the past as well. So when you put all of these facts together,
what do you get? For some, you get proof of a god. For others, you get proof that we don’t know
everything about how the world works. The truth? That’s for you to decide, but as science often
states, you should always keep an open mind. Number 1: Microscopic Life. Let me ask you a question, how tall are you? Are you above average height for your age? Below average height? Right on the line? Come on now, there are no wrong answers here,
and I promise that this has a point. The point is simple…you can see life for
the most part in our world because it’s so big. But, every once in a while, there are creatures
that are so small that they are dubbed microscopic. They are impossible for the eye to see, or
very hard to see on your own. Mites, lice, Tardigrades, and others, are
so incredible small that you have to be looking right at them in order to ensure that they’re
seen. And that’s the point I’m trying to make here. If you believe in the theory of evolution,
we all started on the Earth as similar microscopic organisms, and then slowly, over the millennia,
we grew more advanced. There’s a big question in the world today
of “are we alone?” and if we aren’t, “Why haven’t we seen any other forms of life yet?” Well, it might just be that because of the
very nature of life itself, and all the struggles that it has to go to in order to make things
work, and keep working, that other planets out there haven’t gotten the “fast track”
that we on Earth have been on. And while satellites have taken pictures of
other planets, there is no way that those cameras were powerful enough to see any life,
let alone microscopic organisms. So, it may be possible that there is life
on other planets at this very moment. It’s just…we can’t see it right now. Do you believe in life on other planets? Let us know in the comments below and…take
care!

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