Extraterrestrial life

Princeton scientists: No reason to assume life on other planets

In “Are We Alone In the Universe? New Analysis Says Maybe” (LiveScience, 25 July 2011) Natalie Wolchover reports Scientists engaged in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) work under the assumption that there is, in fact, intelligent life out there to be found. A new analysis may crush their optimism. Hey, Wolchover, have faith! they’ve […]

Extraterrestrial life

SETI, come back, all is forgotten

According to a Reuters story published by The Guardian (27 June 2011), we may expect to encounter alien civilisations within twenty years: Russian scientists expect humanity to encounter alien civilisations within the next two decades, a top Russian astronomer said on Monday.”The genesis of life is as inevitable as the formation of atoms … Life […]

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What won’t we pay to find out the origin of life?

In 2000, a man gathered two lbs of rock from a meteorite that crashed into the ice on Tagish Lake, in northern British Columbia, Canada. He kept them frozen until, in 2008, a Canadian research consortium bought them. In “Meteorite hints at life’s origins: As debate continues to swirl around arsenic-loving bacteria, a space rock […]

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Origin of life: “I could do this work, but I couldn’t publish it”

In “Science Papers Challenge Claims that ‘Alien’ Bacteria use Arsenic Instead of Phosphorous,” Casey Luskin (Evolution News & Views, June 11, 2011) discusses the recent challenges to the claim that bacteria have been found that are so far out that they may shed light on extraterrestrial organisms. The science media loved the story; another step to proving […]

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Another Mars Mystery – Design, Natural or Hoax?

Fox news reports that an armchair astronomer, David Martine, claims that he’s discovered evidence of intelligent life on Mars. In this YouTube video Martine speculates that it could be a bio lab, or a dwelling or garage (he hope’s its not a weapon. NASA is investigating. So, is this evidence of intelligent design? Is it […]