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Bump. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_biochemistry

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This part of the page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternate_biochemistry#Non-water_solvents, discusses the possiblity of life using something other then water as a solvent.

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Yep, like I said. Not all life needs water.

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aren't there a few bacteria that die if they come into contact with water. (the poor little suckers lol)

Kaiochao

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Not all life needs life.

Prove me wrong. :o
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Touche.

MethylOrange

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I think maybe ammonia (maybe) instead of water or arsenic instead of phosphorus. Silicon is useless for life 'cause it can't form double bonds.

Much more interesting itea - to me - are floaters that could live in upper layers of atmosphere on elseway uninhabitable planets.

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Dogbert

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Forget just carbon chauvanism, Spore suffers from bilateral symmetrical chauvanism!
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Did he just say that Silicon is useless for making life? Silicon is the most likely base for life sides carbon.

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yes, most likely, but it's still nearly useless. No double bonds stuff.

And: Can you imagine a bilaterally-simetrical human? I can't.

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Yes. I can imagine most stuff.

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2-hearts or no heart?

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Everyone is assuming that the lifeforms will be made out of matter, what about lifeforms of pure energy such as the Ascended Beings in Stargate or the Some-race-who's-name-I-can't-remember-because-its-been-forever-since-I've-seen-that-episode from Star Trek, a being of pure energy would have several advantages over one made of matter, but yes, it would probably be pictured as a bright, glowing, blob.

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MethylOrange wrote:yes, most likely, but it's still nearly useless. No double bonds stuff.

And: Can you imagine a bilaterally-simetrical human? I can't.


Bilaterally symetrical near-human species. I didn't come up with this one, but still, it is bilaterally symetrical. Time Lords. From Doctor Who. They look human on the outside, but they have two hearts.


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We have silicon based life right here on earth. Squids and octopi are both silicon based.

 
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