Would Aliens have DNA?

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Would Aliens have DNA?
« on: May 15, 2013, 09:34:23 AM »
If life did exist somewhere else in the universe, it would have evolved like us, and as we know evolution is a process that is random, simple mutations that help a creature survive increase its chances of reproduction. So, if this is true, would it be unlikely that aliens would have DNA, as they might develop a different system because of random selection, but also there could be many other traits that might develop differently, four limbs on mammals might not be the norm, hell there might not even be mammals, there could be an entirely different form of creature on an alien world.

So how much different do you think an aliens biology would be from our own, and do you think that there are some things that might be universal to all creatures, even ones from different planets?
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Re: Would Aliens have DNA?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2013, 01:11:20 PM »
So how much different do you think an aliens biology would be from our own, and do you think that there are some things that might be universal to all creatures, even ones from different planets?

I think the universal things would have to be that all of the creatures need some sort of a liquid to run off of. If a creature/living thing didn't have a liquid (Like humans use H2O) then they'd be completely solid and they wouldn't be able to move, and there wouldn't be a way to transfer resources that their species needs (Like how humans need water, and if we didn't have any water then we'd be dead because...well it's just pretty obvious.)

On their biology, it could really be anything. Look at all the creatures on earth, ones in the air, water, and on land. They are very different from each other, take a turtle and a bee. If it was a different planet, then it could be so different that we wouldn't even be able to imagine it.
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Re: Would Aliens have DNA?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2013, 03:49:35 PM »
Anything and everything organic has DNA. that would include aliens; if it would be a alien plant, or a alien from a movie, if would still have a form of DNA. Non organic things like... rocks have their own form of DNA 'atoms' which combined with a higs boson it has mass.

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Re: Would Aliens have DNA?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2013, 07:41:43 PM »
DNA is required for the replication of cells in all plants and animals on Earth. However we haven't found living anything outside of earths atmosphere, thus we cant be so sure. We already know that there are elements out there that aren't in our table of elements. So whats to say there isn't a different form of organic code out there for reproduction?


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Re: Would Aliens have DNA?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2013, 09:22:08 PM »
That's why there's no such thing as "fact" in science, only theories. Theories are considered true until they can be dis proven. I.E. For many years we thought the world was flat, and that was a theory that was considered fact, however, after sailing around the world, we have disproven that theory, and know that the world is round. Thus, when we say that ALL life forms have DNA, while it may be ACCEPTED as true, who knows what the future may hold. That theory just might be disproven eventually.

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Re: Would Aliens have DNA?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2013, 10:46:41 PM »
No, well, at least it wouldn't be DNA.

Quote from: Arthur C. Clarke
“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”

In an infinite universe such as our own, it is almost expected that we're not alone, and in that infinite universe there is an infinite combination of atoms that can be made, this can include life (though how we define life can be very interesting in itself, have we been investigated by a far more advanced civilization but been ignored because we are less than life in their definition? Scary thought...) and life which surfaces from evolution would require a chemical map of themselves. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) would more than likely not be what these life forms are based upon, we had it because that's what our environment provided, we adapted to what we were given and these were the chemicals we could produce.

We define life as anything that does work, consumes resources, and changes its environment. This means that, by that definition, there could be a higher form of intelligence that does not affect its environment, we would pass it off as non-life.

I'll leave with a paraphrased quote to which I can not find the author:
"Next time you're lying outside, looking up at the night sky and asking 'Is there anyone out there?', just remember that, in all likelihood, millions of light years away, someone else is wondering the same thing."

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Re: Would Aliens have DNA?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2013, 05:05:51 PM »
the answer is no
what if "life" what it means to us means something completely different millions of lightyears away

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Re: Would Aliens have DNA?
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2013, 09:18:37 PM »
the answer is no

Saying the answer is indefinitely no is ignorant (Not trying to be offensive, of course). It's possible that they could, but it's also possible that they couldn't. We won't really know until we've found EVERY single form of life outside of our planet and checked, which we'll never do.

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Re: Would Aliens have DNA?
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2013, 08:04:36 PM »
No.

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Re: Would Aliens have DNA?
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2013, 05:28:09 AM »
Anything and everything organic has DNA. that would include aliens; if it would be a alien plant, or a alien from a movie, if would still have a form of DNA. Non organic things like... rocks have their own form of DNA 'atoms' which combined with a higs boson it has mass.

I believe you have higgs boson confused with another term. A Higgs Boson was created in a particle accelerator by colliding 11 trillion protons. (or photons, forget).

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Re: Would Aliens have DNA?
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2013, 05:33:04 AM »
Deoxyribonucleic Acid is in every living thing.
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Re: Would Aliens have DNA?
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2013, 12:38:30 PM »
Deoxyribonucleic Acid is in every living thing.
It's in every living thing that we have studied and examined. We haven't looked at aliens yet, therefore we don't know what their body is like. It could be completely different from ours.

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Re: Would Aliens have DNA?
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2014, 11:22:15 PM »
This is honestly a question that should be answered by professionals, not people who obtain their information from either general knowledge of High School/College Courses or the internet.

No one would actually know what they're talking about other than what they were taught.

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Re: Would Aliens have DNA?
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2014, 12:14:09 AM »
This is honestly a question that should be answered by professionals, not people who obtain their information from either general knowledge of High School/College Courses or the internet.

No one would actually know what they're talking about other than what they were taught.

If knowledge attained from a college is "unreliable" from the way you put it, then what knowledge is? On the internet there are websites such as http://harvardmagazine.com/ , AP, or the gale database? What knowledge is reliable to you then? Do people have to do the "experiments" themselves or something? Colleges teach things that have evidence behind them/therories, and so those are instantly fake? What about a doctor at some hospital? He doesn't know what he's talking about when he takes a look at an x-ray and the arm is "broken"? Your logic makes no sense at all, besides, we're getting offtopic.
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Re: Would Aliens have DNA?
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2014, 02:06:20 AM »
This is honestly a question that should be answered by professionals, not people who obtain their information from either general knowledge of High School/College Courses or the internet.

No one would actually know what they're talking about other than what they were taught.

If knowledge attained from a college is "unreliable" from the way you put it, then what knowledge is? On the internet there are websites such as http://harvardmagazine.com/ , AP, or the gale database? What knowledge is reliable to you then? Do people have to do the "experiments" themselves or something? Colleges teach things that have evidence behind them/therories, and so those are instantly fake? What about a doctor at some hospital? He doesn't know what he's talking about when he takes a look at an x-ray and the arm is "broken"? Your logic makes no sense at all, besides, we're getting offtopic.

Alright, i'll explain my meaning. Basically, people would hear one thing from a professor/teacher and repeat it word for word or even worse, misinterpreted.

Reliable knowledge is knowledge that comes from experience in the field of Astrobiology and extra-terrestrial studies.

I did not say Colleges do not provide adequate teachings, its how the student interprets them and displays their knowledge of it.

The internet is not a fully trustworthy place to gain the full amount of experience and knowledgeon a subject.

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