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(Big Think)   All these squid are yours, except Europa. Attempt no calamari there   (bigthink.com) divider line
    More: Weird, Life, Extraterrestrial life, Solar System, Water, Europa, NASA, Professor Monica Grady, Jupiter  
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2020-05-07 3:28:30 AM  
Seems like theorizing just an octopus is strangely specific. What do they eat? You don't need tentacles to grab bacteria.

/Don't get me wrong, I hope we discover alien life in what's left of my lifetime.
 
2020-05-07 3:34:27 AM  
Wasn't there a Stephen Baxter book where they sent a squid into space?
 
2020-05-07 7:53:56 AM  

fusillade762: Wasn't there a Stephen Baxter book where they sent a squid into space?


That wasn't fiction.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wally_S​c​hirra#Military_service
 
2020-05-07 8:00:15 AM  
I guess she finally got around to watching Europa Report on Netflix.   Probably because of the COVID-19.

Also, I'm dismayed by the lack of any pictures of her so I can judge her relative hotness.

(checks Wikipedia).

Oh, that's why.
 
2020-05-07 8:11:41 AM  
I also come out in support of
 
2020-05-07 8:23:15 AM  
Seems kinda weird that we'd be theorizing octopoids when there is a *HUGE* amount of diversity in our oceans, both in the past and in the present.  I wouldn't even begin to guess what shape higher forms of truly alien life might take, beyond some *VERY* basic parameters (has a way to ingest nutrients, has some kind of respiratory system, has some way to excrete waste, and reproductive organs of some kind).
 
2020-05-07 8:24:38 AM  
I wish man. That shiat would be live.
 
2020-05-07 8:25:53 AM  
Professor Grady

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Nice
 
2020-05-07 8:36:16 AM  
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2020-05-07 8:44:23 AM  
Cala Maria?

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2020-05-07 9:04:13 AM  

comic serif: Seems like theorizing just an octopus is strangely specific. What do they eat? You don't need tentacles to grab bacteria.

/Don't get me wrong, I hope we discover alien life in what's left of my lifetime.


I know this is FARK and y'all DNRTFA. The headline borders on clickbait. This is what she actually says about it:

She thinks these life forms on Europa, 390 million miles from Earth, could be higher in sophistication than the Martian bacteria, possibly having "the intelligence of an octopus."

And that's a perfectly reasonable assumption.
 
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2020-05-07 9:04:36 AM  
What the hell is a "space scientist"?
 
2020-05-07 9:17:51 AM  

turboke: comic serif: Seems like theorizing just an octopus is strangely specific. What do they eat? You don't need tentacles to grab bacteria.

/Don't get me wrong, I hope we discover alien life in what's left of my lifetime.

I know this is FARK and y'all DNRTFA. The headline borders on clickbait. This is what she actually says about it:

She thinks these life forms on Europa, 390 million miles from Earth, could be higher in sophistication than the Martian bacteria, possibly having "the intelligence of an octopus."

And that's a perfectly reasonable assumption.


No, it really isn't.

We have yet to definitively find any bacteria on Mars.  If we had, I'd know about it, being the Alpha Nerd that I am.
 
2020-05-07 9:22:26 AM  

dittybopper: I guess she finally got around to watching Europa Report on Netflix.   Probably because of the COVID-19.


No, because of the \/\/uhan \/irus.

/COVID-19
//Did I find a new Orwellian Fark filter?
 
2020-05-07 9:26:00 AM  

dittybopper: dittybopper: I guess she finally got around to watching Europa Report on Netflix.   Probably because of the COVID-19.

No, because of the \/\/uhan \/irus.

/COVID-19
//Did I find a new Orwellian Fark filter?


Yes, yes I farking did.

Congratulations Fark on selling out the propaganda of the People's Republic of China.

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams Boston Lager.
 
2020-05-07 9:40:00 AM  

dittybopper: turboke: comic serif: Seems like theorizing just an octopus is strangely specific. What do they eat? You don't need tentacles to grab bacteria.

/Don't get me wrong, I hope we discover alien life in what's left of my lifetime.

I know this is FARK and y'all DNRTFA. The headline borders on clickbait. This is what she actually says about it:

She thinks these life forms on Europa, 390 million miles from Earth, could be higher in sophistication than the Martian bacteria, possibly having "the intelligence of an octopus."

And that's a perfectly reasonable assumption.

No, it really isn't.

We have yet to definitively find any bacteria on Mars.  If we had, I'd know about it, being the Alpha Nerd that I am.


More specifically, I meant that it's a perfectly reasonable assumption that if life has evolved in conditions similar to our deep oceans, it could reach similar levels of intelligence as we observe in our deep oceans. I didn't mean to imply that it's a reasonable assumption Mars bacteria exist. If they do, I'll bet you good money that they aren't as intelligent as an octopus.

I would be very excited if either were discovered in my lifetime. I'm not sure which I'd be more excited about though.
 
2020-05-07 9:46:29 AM  

turboke: dittybopper: turboke: comic serif: Seems like theorizing just an octopus is strangely specific. What do they eat? You don't need tentacles to grab bacteria.

/Don't get me wrong, I hope we discover alien life in what's left of my lifetime.

I know this is FARK and y'all DNRTFA. The headline borders on clickbait. This is what she actually says about it:

She thinks these life forms on Europa, 390 million miles from Earth, could be higher in sophistication than the Martian bacteria, possibly having "the intelligence of an octopus."

And that's a perfectly reasonable assumption.

No, it really isn't.

We have yet to definitively find any bacteria on Mars.  If we had, I'd know about it, being the Alpha Nerd that I am.

More specifically, I meant that it's a perfectly reasonable assumption that if life has evolved in conditions similar to our deep oceans, it could reach similar levels of intelligence as we observe in our deep oceans. I didn't mean to imply that it's a reasonable assumption Mars bacteria exist. If they do, I'll bet you good money that they aren't as intelligent as an octopus.

I would be very excited if either were discovered in my lifetime. I'm not sure which I'd be more excited about though.


I'd be happy if we discovered *ANY* life elsewhere, either on Mars or Europa or anywhere else.  Even if it is just simple bacteria.

It's neat to speculate on the possible forms and the intelligence that extraterrestrial life might take, but that's not even "drawing vast conclusions from half-vast data", it's drawing it with essentially *ZERO* data at this point.  We've identified a place were life could possibly exist, but we have zero evidence of it so far.

And even if and when we get that evidence (probably by "tasting" the plume of a Europan geyser), we still won't know very much about them other than they exist.
 
2020-05-07 10:03:35 AM  

dittybopper: We've identified a place were life could possibly exist, but we have zero evidence of it so far.


NASA has a Europa survey mission set to launch sometime this decade:
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/eur​o​pa-clipper/

Hope I'm still around to see what they find.
 
2020-05-07 10:42:19 AM  

Yooper56: dittybopper: We've identified a place were life could possibly exist, but we have zero evidence of it so far.

NASA has a Europa survey mission set to launch sometime this decade:
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/euro​pa-clipper/

Hope I'm still around to see what they find.


A friend was working on that project on one of the imaging systems  (E-Themis) and they sent me a pic from the JPL office for the project. Some geek made a TMA monolith and they had it sitting in reception.
 
2020-05-07 12:13:17 PM  

dittybopper: dittybopper: dittybopper: I guess she finally got around to watching Europa Report on Netflix.   Probably because of the COVID-19.

No, because of the \/\/uhan \/irus.

/COVID-19
//Did I find a new Orwellian Fark filter?

Yes, yes I farking did.

Congratulations Fark on selling out the propaganda of the People's Republic of China.

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams Boston Lager.


DREW, SafeFark ASAP if you don't want to loose Ditty
 
2020-05-07 12:27:34 PM  
What if Fark crashes on small Pacific island and no one knows Moses Code?
 
2020-05-07 1:26:34 PM  

dittybopper: dittybopper: dittybopper: I guess she finally got around to watching Europa Report on Netflix. Probably because of the COVID-19.

No, because of the \/\/uhan \/irus.

/COVID-19
//Did I find a new Orwellian Fark filter?

Yes, yes I farking did.

Congratulations Fark on selling out the propaganda of the People's Republic of China.


I bet China hates it when people call the corona virus "COVID-19". So being able to call it that isn't really selling out, is it?
 
2020-05-07 1:27:10 PM  
Ooh, how did you get that one through then? Incomplete filtering?
 
2020-05-07 6:33:25 PM  
I think someone read this book and thought it wasn't fiction
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