1951 -- The Thing From Another World, directed by Christian Nyby, is a sci-fi film in which scientists go to North Pole to investigate a UFO, find crashed craft and frozen alien. They take alien back to base and unintentionally let it thaw. (see above)
1982 -- The Thing a film directed by John Carpenter. Same basic story as above (but as in the original, the plot takes place in Antartica).
2011 -- The Thing a film directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. Same basic story again, but it is the prequel to the 1982 version.
In the 1982 film, it's a dog-clone-thing that brings the chaos from the Norwegian base to the US one.
Maybe one day they'll evolve and get the message.
The closest analog I was thinking of was Carl Sagan's Contact, but instead of DNA, the message was put in an even more fundamental place (seriously, if you haven't read the book, don't spoil it for yourself - it's a fantastic read and go read it).
Yes, I'm sure there is some kind of selection, but it should be more of a one-shot affair, not a continous cycle, like how it with anti-biotics and resistant strains.
>They’ve also existed for at least 35m years – and can be found today in freshwater lakes, ponds, streams and moist terrestrial habitats such as moss, lichen, tree bark and soil.
They haven't found a new specie, they found frozen units
Imagine how they’d feel about humans coming in and messing stuff up.
> As only one pair of reads was found in the metagenome, the analyzed fragment was covered just once, necessarily capturing one gene variant. These results strongly suggest that the isolate originated from the permafrost layer and not sample contamination
>Smilla's Sense of Snow