Extremely Intelligent Dinosaurs Could Rule Other Planets In The Universe

11 April, 2012 - Dinosaurs are long gone on our planet, but they could be very much alive elsewhere.

Scientists are now considering seriously the possibility that highly evolved and intelligent dinosaurs are controlling alien worlds.

This theory is based on new research which suggests that advanced versions of T. rex and other dinosaurs, monstrous creatures with the intelligence and cunning of humans may be the life forms that evolved on other planets in the universe.

"We would be better off not meeting them," concludes the study.

In the report, which appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society noted scientist Ronald Breslow, Ph.D., discusses the century-old mystery of why the building blocks of terrestrial amino acids (which make up proteins), sugars, and the genetic materials DNA and RNA exist mainly in one orientation or shape.

There are two possible orientations, left and right, which mirror each other in the same way as hands.

Are huge dinosuars controlling other planets? Image credit: © DX / Fotolia

This is known as "chirality." In order for life to arise, proteins, for instance, must contain only one chiral form of amino acids, left or right.

With the exception of a few bacteria, amino acids in all life on Earth have the left-handed orientation.

Most sugars have a right-handed orientation. How did that so-called homochirality, the predominance of one chiral form, happen?

Breslow describes evidence supporting the idea that the unusual amino acids carried to a lifeless Earth by meteorites about 4 billion years ago set the pattern for normal amino acids with the L-geometry, the kind in terrestial proteins, and how those could lead to D-sugars of the kind in DNA.

Even though dinosuars are extinct today, these remarkable creatures keep fascinating us.

"Of course," Breslow says, "showing that it could have happened this way is not the same as showing that it did."

He adds: "An implication from this work is that elsewhere in the universe there could be life forms based on D-amino acids and L-sugars.

Such life forms could well be advanced versions of dinosaurs, if mammals did not have the good fortune to have the dinosaurs wiped out by an asteroidal collision, as on Earth. We would be better off not meeting them."

So, maybe the highly advanced forms of dinosuars are really roaming other planets....


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