From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 08:02:53 +0100 Archived: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 09:23:20 -0400 Subject: Re: Could Aliens Have Created Life On Earth? Hello List, From those somewhat panicky responses to that thread we can see some people did not bother analysing the information (expert opinions) at www.perceptions.couk.com/creation.html but simply reacted in fear and hatred. Here's what they either didn't know or failed to see: The data sppear to show several high improbability areas, raising the questions of a) a universal "Creation" (by supernatural figure(s) that science cannot prove or disprove); b) an 'intervention' which changed the local (observable) universe to contain stars which generate carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and other life-necessities; c) an 'intervention' which directly manipulated complex molecules to 'kick-start organic life on Earth; d) an 'intervention' accounting for the mysteriously large differences between homo sapiens and all other primates: both chromasomal and in the fossil record (no 'missing link'). Quick analysis: a) We can set aside a) "Creation" - it's purely a matter of assertion and 'faith' (like the 'Big Bang?). b) Lee Smolin's odds against life-friendly stars were 10^229 (1 followed by 229 zeros), but that assumed a homogenous universe; however the concepts of a multiverse and/or of bubble-universes allows us to apply the anthropic principle and say that we are bound to live in a life-friendly bubble or local universe because that's where our kind of organic life can develop. c) Hoyle and Wickramasinghe's odds against life-processes were 10^40,000 (1 followed by 40,000 zeros) but that's in a 'one-off' setting; however the 'panspermia' hypothesis (rapidly becoming a solid theory - see updates to www.perceptions.couk.com/panspermia.html) allows us to extend the operating area to the whole of our observable universe and over many billions of years which, although non-computable just now, probably brings those odds down to maybe even to a positive 'certainty'. d) We're - maybe - left with the evolutionary gap situation of homo sapiens, which is surrounded by uncertainty - much of it generated by dogmatic (and feuding) scientists, assisted by rumours of 'forbidden' archeology, OOPARTS etc. IMHO one can get a clearer picture by reading Elaine Morgan's books (starting with 'The Aquatic Ape' 1982), which seem to tie that 'gap' period to Earth, or at least an Earth-like planet with salt seas, shrimps, oysters and other shellfish etc. Even so, the necessary 'gap' seems much longer than mainstream science has appreciated or is willing to admit to - so some mystery remains. 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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