Friday, August 6, 2010

Life On Earth May Have Originated in Extraterrestrial Laboratories

"... Directed Panspermia, the theory that organisms were deliberately transmitted to the earth by intelligent beings on another planet." -- Francis H.C. Crick, molecular biologist, and Leslie E. Orgel, biologist, 1972

Science Daily: Secret of Life on Earth May Be as Simple as What Happens Between the Sheets -- Mica Sheets, That Is.

(Aug. 6, 2010) — That age-old question, "where did life on Earth start?" now has an old answer. If the directed panspermia hypothesis is correct, life would have originated in extraterrestrial laboratories.

The so-called "directed panspermia" hypothesis was developed by Francis Crick of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California.
Crick, F.H.C., and Orgel, L.E., Directed Panspermia, Icarus, Volume 19, Pages 341-346, 1973


Quantum_Flux said...

I see no reason why life couldn't have arisen here.

Quantum_Flux said...

Also, why couldn't life have sailed here on radiation pressure in a meteor?

Fungus FitzJuggler III said...

According to conventional scientists life took many millions of years to start and humans only appeared less than 1 million years ago. They say this is only 1% of 1% of the age of the universe!

If life started elsewhere, then it might be spreading itself?

But there is no evidence. Mathematically, there is more to favour life having been seeded here from elsewhere. Would we not terraform planets for the use of our descendants? So would these firsters!

Quantum_Flux said...

Why would they use DNA to create us though, why not something that can withstand radiation?

Fungus FitzJuggler III said...

DNA can withstand radiation. But if there is enough to damge both similar parts of the dna then the organism is toast. Except there are stem cells that can replace the affected cell.... there are multiple redundancies. Besides failure of the individual only occurs after breeding and replication!

Aren't 7,000,000,000 humans proof of the soundness of the design? Considering they may have started with monkeys and pigs....