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(Independent)   I'm not saying it will be giant jellyfish probing your anus, but it's gonna be giant jellyfish   (independent.co.uk) divider line 58
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2012-07-06 02:08:35 PM  
We can only hope they are KY jellyfish.
 
2012-07-06 02:20:58 PM  
Is it Friday night already?
 
2012-07-06 02:29:20 PM  
UTIA?
 
2012-07-06 02:33:47 PM  
images4.wikia.nocookie.net

This one is disturbed by the sheer amount of Hanar-on-Asari tentacle porn on GIS.
 
2012-07-06 02:42:04 PM  
This article inspired me to do a GIS for the buggers from Ender's Game, and I just saw that the movie is actually in post-production. Crazy
 
2012-07-06 02:55:06 PM  

Lor M. Ipsum: This article inspired me to do a GIS for the buggers from Ender's Game, and I just saw that the movie is actually in post-production. Crazy


I'm looking forward to seeing Michael Cera and Justin Bieber as Ender and Bean.
 
2012-07-06 03:02:12 PM  
classes.design.ucla.edu
 
2012-07-06 03:05:15 PM  
I'm pretty sure I first read this idea in an Arthur C. Clarke novel written in maybe the late-60s or early-70s.
 
2012-07-06 04:15:54 PM  
On second though, Anal Probing Jellyfish is not a good band name.
 
2012-07-06 04:30:48 PM  
Well, that'll be the worst game of Marco Polo ever...
 
2012-07-06 05:50:02 PM  

Sgt Otter: [images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 290x163]

This one is disturbed by the sheer amount of Hanar-on-Asari tentacle porn on GIS.


I thought you were joking. Oh god, I wish you were joking!!!
 
2012-07-06 05:51:55 PM  
At least the Japanese will be happy (seeing as they pretty much already portray aliens as giant jellyfish from the stars)...

And good on someone actually thinking about alien aliens :D

/still say that if we meet ET it'll be like the T'ca...if we're lucky; prolly more like the k'nnn
//and no, I won't even try to claim the Chanur novels are obscure. Obscurity Does Not Exist On Fark
 
2012-07-06 05:56:31 PM  

SultanofSchwing: Sgt Otter: [images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 290x163]

This one is disturbed by the sheer amount of Hanar-on-Asari tentacle porn on GIS.

I thought you were joking. Oh god, I wish you were joking!!!


i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-06 05:59:23 PM  
Oh yeah? Well, MY aliens are as big as TWELVE football fields! And...and they look like purple shrimp that breathe fire!

Seriously...a news article about some "scientist's" daydream? Big news
 
2012-07-06 06:01:53 PM  
My aliens are all skinny redheads and brunettes with 6 tits who say hello by having ridiculously hot sex!

Beat that!
 
2012-07-06 06:01:55 PM  
 
2012-07-06 06:16:01 PM  
Just about any and all guesses are valid. Just look at the variety of forms of life on Earth, why would aliens be restricted to one or two shapes?
 
2012-07-06 06:19:48 PM  
Wonder if we can turn them into outposts...
 
2012-07-06 06:23:36 PM  
Rubbish. Aliens are going to look like crustaceans or farm poultry and they're going to pissed that we consume millions of their little cousins every year.
 
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2012-07-06 06:24:00 PM  
Have some new friends down here. Guess they've been here awhile.
 
2012-07-06 06:25:45 PM  
not a xenobiologist, but I do read a lot of science fiction. This type of creature isn't uncommon

Although alien life could take almost any shape, most people who think about this topic, have suggested that the rise of intelligence, to human levels, in what amounts to a flying Portuguese man of war is basically unlikely.

It has been suggested that things that grave, or filter feed don't have a need for intelligence from an evolutionary advantage. Food drifts by, they eat it, they reproduce, no real need for thought.

Some science fiction writers have written stories that included similar creatures, and if they were intelligent, they thought so differently that humans were unable to communicate with them.

Since we are talking about made up creatures, I will go with the opinions of people who are paid by their ability to invent creatures.
 
2012-07-06 06:27:31 PM  
So....http://suite101.com/article/rocheworld-giant-jelly-fish-aliens-a 68727.....yeah this is nothing new and why does this lady get a whole article?
 
2012-07-06 06:29:26 PM  
Dunno about Arthur C Clarke but I had an encyclopaedia of the solar system as a kid that had a neat little diagram of proposed jellyfish-like aliens living in Jupiter's atmosphere and that was heading toward the wrong side of 20 years ago.
 
2012-07-06 06:36:48 PM  
Aliens could resemble jellyfish the size of a football field...

Or, they could look just like us.
 
2012-07-06 06:42:31 PM  

skodabunny: Dunno about Arthur C Clarke but I had an encyclopaedia of the solar system as a kid that had a neat little diagram of proposed jellyfish-like aliens living in Jupiter's atmosphere and that was heading toward the wrong side of 20 years ago.


I remember a section in 'Cosmos' (book) about this.
 
2012-07-06 06:52:27 PM  
Here a pic of the skeleton.
images.wikia.com
 
2012-07-06 06:54:04 PM  
If alien life will be stranger than we imagine, the fact that she imagined it demonstrates that alien jellyfish aren't strange enough.

The universe is almost certainly teeming with life, so there's probably something out there that resembles a giant sentient jellyfish.

But intelligent life might be so rare as to have only evolved just this once, in the entire history of our particular galaxy. There aren't a lot of evolutionary benefits to expending calories on brainpower much above the level of a clever dog until you start getting smart enough to develop complex language and abstract thought, and that's a pretty big gap. Big brains are expensive.
 
2012-07-06 06:55:38 PM  
Ummmm.... really. You don't say.

Farpoint station.

Welcome to 1987, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

You suck. Doc.
 
2012-07-06 06:56:04 PM  
Is.. is that The Grimace in the last slide?
 
2012-07-06 07:00:44 PM  
 
2012-07-06 07:16:28 PM  
Paging... Ghastly?
 
2012-07-06 07:18:39 PM  
I'm not sure why I expected the "scientist" to offer some sort of explanation for this theory.
 
2012-07-06 07:27:01 PM  

Snargi: Rubbish. Aliens are going to look like crustaceans or farm poultry and they're going to pissed that we consume millions of their little cousins every year.


Laumer did that in one of the Retief books. Something about the alien mourning his little cousins who had crawled into the delicious red pudding and died.

\loves me some shrimp cocktail.
 
2012-07-06 07:36:56 PM  
I'm told that Heaven, in their theology, greatly resembles Los Angeles.
 
2012-07-06 07:46:01 PM  

Gsm136: skodabunny: Dunno about Arthur C Clarke but I had an encyclopaedia of the solar system as a kid that had a neat little diagram of proposed jellyfish-like aliens living in Jupiter's atmosphere and that was heading toward the wrong side of 20 years ago.

I remember a section in 'Cosmos' (book) about this.


No, I remember that solar system encyclopedia; I must have checked it out from the library dozens of times when I was a kid. I remember the Venus aliens too, they looked kind of like Chet-monster from Weird Science.

I wish I could find it on Google but no luck. I think I'm misremembering the name.
 
2012-07-06 07:49:39 PM  
i2.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-06 07:58:47 PM  

Tax Boy: i2.photobucket.com


HAHAHAHAHA

Nice. :)
 
2012-07-06 08:17:31 PM  
That's why it's official policy of the order of Oxy-life to stay away from Hydro-life.
 
2012-07-06 08:46:48 PM  
Intelligence evolves in creatures that need it. Jellyfish that float around, and gather nutrients from it's surroundings don't need to be smart, they don't need to come up with plans on how to best corner the elusive sunlight.

That's why jellyfish on earth are farking dumb.
 
2012-07-06 08:48:48 PM  
www.questarian.com

O HAI GUYS... now bend over.
 
2012-07-06 09:02:02 PM  

Sgt Otter: [images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 290x163]

This one is disturbed by the sheer amount of Hanar-on-Asari tentacle porn on GIS.


Rule 34 delights and horrifies once again.
 
2012-07-06 09:31:06 PM  

John Nash: Gsm136: skodabunny: Dunno about Arthur C Clarke but I had an encyclopaedia of the solar system as a kid that had a neat little diagram of proposed jellyfish-like aliens living in Jupiter's atmosphere and that was heading toward the wrong side of 20 years ago.

I remember a section in 'Cosmos' (book) about this.

No, I remember that solar system encyclopedia; I must have checked it out from the library dozens of times when I was a kid. I remember the Venus aliens too, they looked kind of like Chet-monster from Weird Science.

I wish I could find it on Google but no luck. I think I'm misremembering the name.


The Jupiter part sounded familiar but the Chet-monster confirmed it. I have the book at home - also had paintings of the gods the planets were named for in their listings, too, right?

Don't remember the name of it either but I'll take a look and see if I can find it once I get home.

/I think I lifted it from my school library when I was 15.
 
2012-07-06 09:47:22 PM  
"Meeting With Medusa" Arthur C. Clarke
1970's short story, I believe
 
2012-07-06 09:54:21 PM  
Came for hanar reference; leaving satisfied.

<3 Mass Effect.
 
2012-07-06 10:49:18 PM  
Roddenberry got it right!

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2012-07-07 06:18:44 AM  
"based on silicon"? On cloud giant planets? Sorry. Bye...
 
2012-07-07 06:47:20 AM  

Gsm136: skodabunny: Dunno about Arthur C Clarke but I had an encyclopaedia of the solar system as a kid that had a neat little diagram of proposed jellyfish-like aliens living in Jupiter's atmosphere and that was heading toward the wrong side of 20 years ago.

I remember a section in 'Cosmos' (book) about this.


Speaking of Cosmos. Carl Sagan imagined giant jellyfish-like creatures in Jupiter's atmosphere.
 
2012-07-07 08:17:50 AM  

ayrsayle: John Nash: Gsm136: skodabunny: Dunno about Arthur C Clarke but I had an encyclopaedia of the solar system as a kid that had a neat little diagram of proposed jellyfish-like aliens living in Jupiter's atmosphere and that was heading toward the wrong side of 20 years ago.

I remember a section in 'Cosmos' (book) about this.

No, I remember that solar system encyclopedia; I must have checked it out from the library dozens of times when I was a kid. I remember the Venus aliens too, they looked kind of like Chet-monster from Weird Science.

I wish I could find it on Google but no luck. I think I'm misremembering the name.

The Jupiter part sounded familiar but the Chet-monster confirmed it. I have the book at home - also had paintings of the gods the planets were named for in their listings, too, right?

Don't remember the name of it either but I'll take a look and see if I can find it once I get home.

/I think I lifted it from my school library when I was 15.


I have that book at home as well. I dont belive the book ever implied the jovian gas bag creatures were inteligent. In fact they were being hunted by space dinosaurs
 
2012-07-07 09:02:51 AM  
Sure that would be an extraterrestrial organism fit for a zoo, but intelligence? No. Space faring? Of course not.

Its difficult to advance your civilization without access to at least a workbench, let alone metallurgy.

/bring on the 'Starship Troopers' arachnid analogies
 
2012-07-07 09:28:04 AM  
Silicon-based life? That eats methane? Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. If I want opinions on xenobiology, I'll ask a "satellite expert", since they know about things in space and stuff.
 
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