LONDON – Britain’s Royal Society, a scientific group, is meeting to discuss alien life on our planet!
Britain’s Royal Society is the equivalent to the U.S. Academy of Sciences, however it will also be hosting representatives of NASA, the European Space Agency and the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs during the two-day conference to discuss the search for alien life. It is believed that the chances of discovering extraterrestrial life is ever increasing, thanks to improving technology.
However, some scientists were more interested in discussing evidence that alien life may already be found on Earth!
Professor Paul Davies of Arizona State University said, “We need to give up the notion that ET is sending us some sort of customized message and take a new approach.”
He believes instead of looking to the skies, we should be examining inhospitable areas such as deserts or the arctic for evidence of out-of-place microbes that could belong to a “shadow biosphere.”
Felisa Wolfe-Simon, of the U.S. Geological Society, also believes we should be examining our own planet. She is looking at contaminated places such as Mono Lake in California to see if arsenic could support possibly support forms of life.
Most scientists are not in agreement with Davies and Wolfe-Simon. Said Professor Colin Pillinger of the Beagle 2 Mars landing mission, “I prefer to deal in scientific fact – this is wildly science fiction. You’d be off your trolley to go searching for arsenic-based life.”