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- Fri, 02 Sep 2016 15:26:59 EST CfiuryLA No.78207
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So this might be more semantic than scientific but I wanted your guys thoughts on the matter,

So hypothetically, if we did find life from another world, life evolved from a completely independent source than ours, and even if it was animate, easily recognizable life, maybe even humanoid...

It still couldn't technically be an animal or any of our kingdoms/domains of life, right? Like, when we're talking about the various domains and kingdoms of life, it's kind of implied those can only be terrestrial in origin since we're talking about a tree of life with a common ancestry right? Like if we got an Earth fungus to grow on another planet and it evolved into a new species of fungus to better live on that world, it would still be a fungus because it's ancestors were Earth fungi. But if a life form from somewhere in space from a completely different line of evolution were to travel to earth, even if it coincidentally shared a lot of similar traits to Earth fungi due to functional convergent evolution, it still could never be considered kingdom: fungi right?

tlIf do we sort alien life forms by phenotype traits or genotype ones?
Henry Brobberbitch - Fri, 02 Sep 2016 19:36:46 EST bvtI5MJW No.78210 Reply
i suspect that if and when we discover extraterrestrial life, biologists and zoologists will agree to classify every evolutionary ancestral lineage independently. maybe add a celestial identity marker, e.g. Terra Homo Sapiens Sapiens

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