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Re: Could Aliens Have Created Life On Earth?

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 14:25:24 +0100
Archived: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:40:57 -0400
Subject: Re: Could Aliens Have Created Life On Earth?

>From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 22:02:45 +0100
>Subject: Re: Could Aliens Have Created Life On Earth?


>Oft-repeated, this hypothesis is regularly trotted out as a
>'solution' to the mystery. Just once it would be nice to see it
>acknowledged that this is no solution at all, but merely a
>deferral: we are still left with the scientific mystery of how
>life started elsewhere.

It's a matter of probabilities or odds Gerald

Here's Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe, speaking to Stuart Miller:

[Quotation Starts]

"When we examined the probabilities that are involved in putting
together the most primitive living system, for instance,
considering how amino acids combine into a basic set of enzymes
(that is crucial for life), it didn't take a lot of calculation
to discover that this is an incredibly improbable event. If it
happened on the Earth, it means we've essentially overcome
superastronomical odds in doing so.

In view of the superastronomically vast improbability factors
that are associated with the assembly of the first living
system, we quickly rejected the Earth as a reasonable site for a
first origin of life. It would obviously pay to go to the
biggest available cosmic system if one had to overcome such
incredible odds. And the biggest available cosmic system is the
Universe as a whole.

The transition from non-life to life in our view must have
involved the resources of all the stars in all the galaxies in a
substantial part of the Universe, but this transformation needs
to have taken place only once."

[Quotation Ends]

The full interview is republished, by permisssion, at



Ray D

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