Silicon based life


(𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑱𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝑬𝒎𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒐𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝑺𝒆𝒂𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅) #21

I’m really not sure. You see, carbon and silicon are both very stable yet flexible chemicals, allowing for many different compounds and forms. I don’t know of any others that are the same…


(He who abuses the search function) #22

According to this wikipedia page:

tl;dr: Yes, for example Titanium, aluminium, magnesium, iron and sulfur


(𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑱𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝑬𝒎𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒐𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝑺𝒆𝒂𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅) #23

As soon as you begin to break down what life is, its really just a whole lot of dead chemistry that can self-replicate. So there are a lot of possibilities when it comes to this…


(🔥😈🔥The Lord Of Bored🎄🎄🎄) #24

metal people? cool!


(Steve) #25

Narrator: The Silicon Crab or Rock Lobster, as the locals are calling it, is an astonishing creature to watch as is crawls around leaving a trail of mucus covered quartz in it’s wake.


(Merlok keeper of the liberty top-hat) #26

Or instead of having quartz diarrhea everytime you breath they have a second bladder type organ that holds the quartz and then it poops it out as quartz poop or diarrhea


(OrganismOverlord) #27

I now have the image of someone in pain aggresively launching diarrhea filled with sharp quartz out of his rear.

Thanks, @Rednascar11


(Merlok keeper of the liberty top-hat) #28

What :joy::joy::joy::joy::joy:
I meant just pooping out the quartz out of a second anus


(𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑱𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝑬𝒎𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒐𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝑺𝒆𝒂𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅) #29

The parrot fish poops out sand every so often:


So perhaps aquatic silicon-based lifeforms would have an easier time

(The Collector Of Useless Information) #30

That is how those white sand beaches are made.So ur playing in fish poop


(Merlok keeper of the liberty top-hat) #31

wait i have an idea instead of breathing oxygen the silicone lifeforms breath nitrogen then they dont breath out quartz i think


(𝒦𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝑜𝒻 𝒯𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑔𝓈) #32

What if it was managed to be excreted through the skin, as in it would become like a secondary protective layer?


(Steve) #33

Ever thought of a flying silicon based life form? Is that possible? Producing quartz as waste seems like it would be really heavy plus silicon being heavier than carbon.


(🔥😈🔥The Lord Of Bored🎄🎄🎄) #34

it might work


(Steve) #35

They wouldn’t, but they would then be breathing out metal fragments. Silicon Nitride is very resistant to heat so maybe instead of breathing it out, it could just have it cover the outside and slowly form a metal shell.


(Merlok keeper of the liberty top-hat) #36

oh and they could use it as body armor sorta


(🔥😈🔥The Lord Of Bored🎄🎄🎄) #37

i like it!


(Merlok keeper of the liberty top-hat) #38

Your welcome :smile:


(𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑱𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝑬𝒎𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒐𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝑺𝒆𝒂𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅) #39

Why not both?
:confetti_ball: :taco: :tada:


(The Collector Of Useless Information) #40

If everyone has the metalshell predators whoud evolve to crack it so it whoud be the same