I’ve been on record since the 1980s predicting that the remains of living things will be found on the Moon, Mars, and some other solar system bodies. What makes this discovery inevitable is that millions of tons of Earth’s soil have been exported throughout the solar system due to large meteorites striking Earth. A large meteorite impacting Earth generates enough energy to cause rocks, soil, dust, and water on Earth to be ejected into interplanetary space. Much of that material eventually lands on the Moon, Mars, Venus, and Jupiter’s and Saturn’s moons.
The quantity of exported Earth life is far from trivial. On average, one ton (about 1,000 kilograms) of Earth’s soil contains 100 quadrillion microbes. When rocks, soil, dust, and water are ejected from Earth after a meteorite hits, embedded microbes and small multicellular life-forms are ejected along with them. On average, about 200 kilograms of material from Earth have been deposited on every square kilometer of the Moon.2 For Mars, the figure is about two kilograms per square kilometer. …
But what if extraterrestrial life does exist? Well, it is already well established that life on Earth could not have begun through any conceivable naturalistic pathway,7 but rather must have been initiated through a divine miraculous intervention. Therefore, the discovery of life in another planetary system would indicate another instance of such divine intervention, meaning our universe would contain not just one origin-of-life miracle, but two. The more exoplanetary systems on which life was discovered to exist, the more origin-of-life miracles would be established. Thus, the possible discovery of extraterrestrial life would yield even more evidence for the supernatural handiwork of God. Hugh Ross, “On Discovering Extraterrestial Life & Extraterrestrial Intelligence” at Salvo Spring 2017
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