Latest By

Artificial Intelligence
Data Storage
Input Devices
Living Space
Space Tech
Virtual Person


Comments on Silicon-Based Lifeforms: Hortas In The Deeps
A prominent iconoclastic scientist argues that silicon-based life may exist. (Read the complete story)

"nice read and excellent references"
(jet 9/9/2006 8:01:51 AM)
"In his book "'X' Stands For Unknown" Asimov, specifically discussed Silicon vs. Carbon. Bread and Stone Subject: /silicon versus carbon First Published In: Oct-82, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction Collection(s): * 1984 'X' Stands for Unknown"
(Adi 9/9/2006 11:53:17 PM)
"In Dr Who (a far better show than Star Trek) silicone creatures posed as standing stones in an ancient stone circle in the story Stones of Blood. They were called Ogri and hailed from Tau Ceti"
(Richard Freeman 9/13/2006 5:51:02 AM)
" Would that annoy the silicone cooking industry? Give me a break."
( 9/14/2006 3:21:41 AM)
"ola - on silicon based lifeforms. Thomas Gold wrote in Deep Hot Biosphere '98 book how earth makes gas & oil from carbon eating bacteria. Not silicon. He asserted that deep gas can trigger earthquakes, lights, stink & sounds, heard by 1000s around earthquakes. His book is in print now, great reading for radical earthlings new visions of geomorphism - how earth creates energy. MS Oness press"
(micheal sunanda 9/14/2006 4:50:12 PM)
"You're right - I've been taken in. None of the references I googled gave me the info I needed. However, the story is factually correct; it's just that the story should be dated November 12, 1998. See this article which was stolen verbatim by the source article: Alien Life Forms May Be Inside Earth "
(Bill Christensen 9/14/2006 7:43:45 PM)
"hhmm, interesting, i knew there's an alien life-forms living here on planet earth, we are one too."
(Meleo 9/14/2006 9:17:06 PM)
"If memory serves, Star Trek New Generation had an episode with a silicon based lifeform that self organized so as to be able to exert control over the Enterprise computers, since they were of the same basic material."
(Sam 9/14/2006 9:34:56 PM)
"what do these look like in reality"
(larry 9/15/2006 8:42:57 PM)
"These organisms are theorized; I think that some scientists have speculated that they might have structures that are crystalline in appearance."
(Bill 9/15/2006 8:51:51 PM)
"ridiculous that they're using ideas of the imagination as the basis of research. Isn't proper research done based on facts to prove or disprove doubts? This is like saying that Yoda could really exist in a marshland somewhere staying in tune with "the force" practicing his light sabre skills.."
( 9/21/2006 8:21:08 AM)
"It's true that science moves forward by creating hypotheses and then testing them in an open, rigorous way. But where do you get your ideas for new hypotheses to test? Nobel-prizewinner Albert Einstein remarked 'I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.'"
(Bill Christensen 9/21/2006 8:40:42 AM)
(ARMIN L. CAPIENDO 9/29/2006 3:21:27 AM)

Get more information on Silicon-Based Lifeforms: Hortas In The Deeps

Leave a comment:

Tediously, spammers have returned; if you have a comment, send it to bill at this site (include the story name) and I'll post it.






More Articles

North Focals Smart Glasses Provide Augmented Reality In Style
'The world ... is drenched in unfamiliar information all the way to the horizon.'

Tesla Driver Caught Napping Behind The Wheel
'Mary Risling settled back for a little nap...'

Hayabusa 2 To Begin Asteroid Mining
'We must dig down, and then doubtless we shall find the metal.'

Ionocraft Drone Powered By Electrohydrodynamic Thrust
'He saw one hiss by him as he rounded the corner, trailing a short whip antenna...'

Purdue Pharma Ready To Profit From OxyContin Use Or Addiction Recovery
'It may be organic damage. It may be permanent. Time'll tell, and only after you are off Substance D for a long while.'

BloxVox Mutes Cellphone Convos
It's the polite thing to do, and has been the polite thing to do for about four generations.

Superfast Replicator: Volumetric Additive Manufacturing
I can't wait. Bring it on.

DNA May Contain Malware
'You were told to embed the logical pathogen.'

I Can't Resist Worm Robots
'Seen close it was not completely flexible...'

Rplate Digital License Plates Now Legal In Michigan
'Gragg's digital ink license plates ...'

Can Musk Starship Astronauts Use Magnetic Boots?
'Walking awkwardly in the magnetic boots that held him to the black mass of meteoric iron...'

Giant Dolphin Spotted On Jupiter!
'Now at last he could appreciate its real size and complexity...'

Musk's Starship An SF Fan's Dream Come True
Perfect for testing, perfect for fans!

TinyMobileRobots Are Sewer Sentinels
Every movie monster gets its start someplace.

Fishy Facial Recognition Now Possible
'Palenkis can identify random line patterns better than any other species in the universe.'

Spicy Tomatoes Created With Genetic Engineering
How about mashed potatoes and brown gravy?

Driverless Hotel Rooms Predicted In 1828
'Did you never see a moving house before?'

Yandex Self-Driving Taxi Is Very Smooth
'The big car was slowing down, its computer brain sensing an exit ahead.'

Shrimp Actually Made Of Algae Is A New Wave Food
Bring in that crop algae.

Cosplay Style Wings Could Work On Moon
'They're lovely! - titanalloy struts as light and strong as bird-bones...'

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise | - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.