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? <snip> >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 www.perceptions.couk.com/panspermia.html Cheers Ray D Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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