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|Subject: EXOCREATIONISM: WHERE GOD BEGAN TO BE Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:09 pm|| |
At the beginning of the week, a group of typical hard-lined scientists met to discuss, what they say is, the reality that the vast regions of the cosmos are just wasted space after all.
Some scientists think that just because exo-planets could have habitable environments, that does not mean that life evolved there.
Charles Cockell, the director of the U.K. Center for Astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh, said in a statement that: “The pervasive nature of life on Earth is leading us to make this assumption On our planet, carbon leaches into most habitat space and provides energy for microorganisms to live. There are only a few vacant habitats that may persist for any length of time on Earth, but we cannot assume that this is the case on other planets.”
Cockell’s hypothesis states that, although habitable planets might abound in solar systems around the universe, it does not mean these locales harbor extraterrestrial life.
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- “It is dangerous to assume life is common across the universe. It encourages people to think that not finding signs of life is a ‘failure,’ when in fact it would tell us a lot about the origins of life.”
In the meantime, while the cynicism of the origins of life and the possibility of a multiple genesis theory is dismissed in one area of the world, another reports that there are signs that life here on earth most certainly came from space. Researchers have found algae-like fossils in meteorite fragments that landed in Sri Lanka last year.
This is the strongest evidence yet of cometary Panspermia.
Panspermia is the notion that that life on Earth began when a meteorite or comet containing simple organisms landed here, billions of years ago and perhaps more importantly, that there’s life elsewhere in the universe.
It was also announced on March 13th, 2013 by a Penn State researcher that the number of potentially habitable planets is greater than previously thought and that some of those planets are likely lurking around nearby stars. “According to Ravi Kopparapu, a post-doctoral researcher in geosciences, the average distance to the nearest potentially habitable planet is about seven light years. That is about half the distance of previous estimates,” Kopparapu said. “There are about eight cool stars within 10 light-years, so conservatively, we should expect to find about three Earth-size planets in the habitable zones.”