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British scientist claims we're all aliens on Earth
nypost.com ^ | Feb. 3, 2010 | Vince Soodin

Posted on 02/03/2010 12:54:07 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

The human race began as microbes brought to Earth by comets millions of years ago according to a British scientist, The Sun reported Wednesday.

British professor Chandra Wickramasinghe said: "We are all aliens. We share a cosmic ancestry.

"Each time a new planetary system forms, a few surviving microbes find their way into comets.

"These then multiply and seed other planets. We are thus part of a connected chain that extends over a large volume of the cosmos. Evidence is pointing inexorably in this direction."

Prof Wickramasinghe, an astrobiologist at Cardiff University, believes the first "seeds of life" were deposited on Earth 3,800 million years ago.

He said life through the universe was transferred from planet to planet over billions of years as comets hit them and pushed matter into space.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: aliens; catastrophism; chondrite; lifeonotherplanets; newreligion; panspermia; scientology; wickramasinghe; xplanets
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1 posted on 02/03/2010 12:54:07 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Damn Microbalists!


2 posted on 02/03/2010 12:58:21 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How does this dude pronounce his name? Now THAT’s alien to me.


3 posted on 02/03/2010 12:59:30 PM PST by RexBeach ("Those are my principles...if you don't like them, I have others." Groucho Marx)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I know James Carville is.


4 posted on 02/03/2010 1:04:13 PM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“We share a cosmic ancestry” yep “In the beginning G*D created the Heavens and the Earth....”


5 posted on 02/03/2010 1:06:14 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Its hard not to think Earth is the dumping ground for galactic misfits and criminals. There’s just no other explanation.


6 posted on 02/03/2010 1:08:31 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

II Timothy 4:3, 4


7 posted on 02/03/2010 1:08:54 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
And just how did these microbes live for eons of time in the vacuum of space with temps ranging alternately from hundreds below freezing to hundreds above, and then survive the searing heat of entry thru the earth atmosphere and crash landing? If they were really that tough, they would be living on the moon, too, as well as every other planet.
8 posted on 02/03/2010 1:10:05 PM PST by johnandrhonda (have you hugged your banjo today?)
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To: beethovenfan

Cross out “human beings” and insert
“liberal progressives, statists”


9 posted on 02/03/2010 1:10:29 PM PST by wheninthecourse
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To: US Navy Vet

I think his position is that it’s not “...Earth”, but ‘earths’.


10 posted on 02/03/2010 1:12:02 PM PST by James C. Bennett
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a load of macaca ...


11 posted on 02/03/2010 1:13:02 PM PST by ikka
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To: johnandrhonda

Prions are protein molecules with next to no known method for their destruction. They even survive heavy-dose irradiation.

Prions replicate themselves, and that is why Mad Cow Disease is fatal.


12 posted on 02/03/2010 1:13:32 PM PST by James C. Bennett
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Old theory. “Panspermia.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panspermia


13 posted on 02/03/2010 1:14:12 PM PST by Little Ray (Madame President sounds really good to me...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Good grief! Must be a slow news day. Wickramasinghe (who is now 70 years old) has been very publicly advocating this idea since the early 60s, when he arrived at Cambridge to study under Sir Fred Hoyle. The latter, in turn, originated the hypothesis of panspermia, which includes among other things the idea that life on Earth originated in space. Wickramasinghe's Cardiff Centre for Astrobiology has been in business since 2000.
14 posted on 02/03/2010 1:17:23 PM PST by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Cardiff

Isn’t that where the Torchwood Institute is?


15 posted on 02/03/2010 1:18:39 PM PST by Armedanddangerous (Montani Semper Liberi)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They will give any psychotic a PHd these days.


16 posted on 02/03/2010 1:24:09 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

God works his wonders any way He chooses.


17 posted on 02/03/2010 1:27:19 PM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., hot enough down there today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

God works His wonders any way He chooses.


18 posted on 02/03/2010 1:27:35 PM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., hot enough down there today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Scientist aye?


19 posted on 02/03/2010 1:28:59 PM PST by vpintheak (How can love of God, Family and Country make me an extremist?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“Each time a new planetary system forms, a few surviving microbes find their way into comets.

So why didn't the microbes take a shortcut and stay here when this planetary system formed? Microbes do not form when planetary systems form! There are massive holes in his logic!

20 posted on 02/03/2010 1:34:44 PM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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