Strange and disturbing
What is such a man capable of doing to get back at a reality that has rejected him?
President Gollum announcing economic initiatives
Scientist: Alien life could already be on EarthBizarrely, that’s the end of the story. The AP doesn’t explain what Davies meant.
It’s a variant of the panspermia theory—that primitive (single-celled, probably) life starts on comets or similar objects and drifts through the galaxy on spacedust, happening to fall down on planets from time to time. So a given planet could be colonized by different waves of simple organisms, that may or may not have common ancestry. If there were microorganisms on this planet that weren’t part of the web of interrelatedness connecting all known life forms, they’d probably be very niche creatures—or if they were related (the earth being colonized twice by microorganisms from the same original stock—from a common meteor shower like the Perseids for example) we might not be able to tell the difference, there’s enough variety in the niches such creatures exist in already.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 26, 2010 10:21 AM | Send