From Britain’s Independent:
A team of British scientists is convinced it has found proof of alien life, after it harvested strange particles from the edge of space.
The scientists sent a balloon 27km into the stratosphere, which came back carrying small biological organisms which they believe can only have originated from space.
Professor Milton Wainwright told The Independent that he was “95 per cent convinced” that the organisms did not originate from earth.
“By all known information that science has, we know that they must be coming in from space,” he said. “There is no known mechanism by which these life forms can achieve that height. As far as we can tell from known physics, they must be incoming.” More.
Well, maybe. Trouble is, earthly life forms have often surprised, amazed, astonished researchers with hitherto unrealized capabilities. Geckos using the van der Waals force to climb glass columns come to mind. Who knew they could do this? Then there are the nearly unkillable water bears.
These comparatively recent findings make one pause for thought about the “known physics” of Earth’s life forms.
File under: If it’s found anywhere around here, it is probably an inmate.