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by sounds_sound 743 days ago  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: First 'Alien Earth' May Be Found by 2014
That's really fun to think about. It's basically impossible for us to consider life forms based on something other than carbon. Also, I think it's human nature to project ourselves onto anything we encounter. Now if only we could predict their temperament when they get here....

“If alien life visits us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for Native Americans.”

--Stephen Hawking