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life on Earth could have come here from other planets

http://www.physorg.com/news94835474.html - How did life on Earth originate?

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Because the rocks that are broken off by meteorites usually have small cracks and crevices in them, the experts have also investigated the feasibility of porous rocks as ‘UFOs’. The result: Microorganisms can also survive here. And the small fissures are also advantageous to the tiny organisms in other ways, providing them with protection on their journey through space against UV radiation, solar wind and the icy cold and thus increasing their chances of survival, as the EMI’s project partners at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) found out. “It is therefore possible,” says Hornemann, “that life on Earth came here from other planets.”
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I guess it doesn't change the ultimate question of how, but it does give a little more and space for it too happen.
Permalink son of parnas 
April 4th, 2007 10:20am
Considering how difficult it has been found to spontaneously generate life (mix some amino acids, run a spark through it, oops no good, etc) I would not be surprised if the first organisms came from space.

But you have a point -- somewhere, at some time, the first organisms did have to be created out of "whole cloth" (so to speak).  If OURS came from a meteorite, this merely increases the amount of space and time for THOSE organisms to have been formed.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 4th, 2007 10:53am
Ah, you're talking about the God Rocks. They came on Day 5.
Permalink DF 
April 4th, 2007 10:56am
Is that before or after the Telephone Sanitizer 3rd Class immigration wave?
Permalink xampl 
April 4th, 2007 1:23pm
Way before.  The telephone sanitizer fleet overcame the indigenous population.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 4th, 2007 1:28pm
The Space Seed theory has been around for over 100 years. It's inevitable the scientific establishment will adopt this theory because they've made no progress on the origin of life issue, so this just enables a 'and then a miracle happened' step to be added into the hypothesis.
Permalink Practical Economist 
April 4th, 2007 2:42pm
>>somewhere, at some time, the first organisms did have to be created out of "whole cloth"

not necessarily.
Permalink Kenny 
April 4th, 2007 3:47pm
Well, since I haven't defined "organism", nor "whole cloth", I don't know what you think you're arguimg with.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 4th, 2007 3:53pm
I think he is saying it's possible that "organism" exist since (during?) the big bang.
Permalink Send private email Rick Zeng/Tseng 
April 4th, 2007 3:58pm
whole cloth: a thing made from whole cloth has no previous history or associations, that it is created from a blank sheet in the same way that a total lie is invented

did you mean "whole cloth" to mean "out of nothing" or "out of fiction"?

i chose the former def.  sorry if i assumed wrong.
Permalink Kenny 
April 4th, 2007 4:51pm
Panspermia
Permalink Michael B 
April 4th, 2007 5:47pm
No, I meant "out of whole cloth" as in -- however they came to be created, there was some 'lesser stuff' without life for life to be created out of.

Even if the 'lesser stuff' was the desires of God, or some equally mystical or religious concept.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 5th, 2007 9:19am

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