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Golden Eel
03-05-2011, 04:04 PM
Synopsis

Dr. Hoover has discovered evidence of microfossils similar to Cyanobacteria, in freshly fractured slices of the interior surfaces of the Alais, Ivuna, and Orgueil CI1 carbonaceous meteorites. Based on Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM) and other measures, Dr. Hoover has concluded they are indigenous to these meteors and are similar to trichomic cyanobacteria and other trichomic prokaryotes such as filamentous sulfur bacteria. He concludes these fossilized bacteria are not Earthly contaminants but are the fossilized remains of living organisms which lived in the parent bodies of these meteors, e.g. comets, moons, and other astral bodies. The implications are that life is everywhere, and that life on Earth may have come from other planets.

Members of the Scientific community were invited to analyze the results and to write critical commentaries or to speculate about the implications. These commentaries will be published on March 7 through March 10, 2011.

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Official Statement from Dr. Rudy Schild,
Center for Astrophysics, Harvard-Smithsonian,
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Cosmology.

Dr. Richard Hoover is a highly respected scientist and astrobiologist with a prestigious record of accomplishment at NASA. Given the controversial nature of his discovery, we have invited 100 experts and have issued a general invitation to over 5000 scientists from the scientific community to review the paper and to offer their critical analysis. Our intention is to publish the commentaries, both pro and con, alongside Dr. Hoover's paper. In this way, the paper will have received a thorough vetting, and all points of view can be presented. No other paper in the history of science has undergone such a thorough analysis, and no other scientific journal in the history of science has made such a profoundly important paper available to the scientific community, for comment, before it is published. We believe the best way to advance science, is to promote debate and discussion.
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You can read the whole paper here. (http://journalofcosmology.com/Life100.html)

Cringeon
03-05-2011, 04:49 PM
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/03/05/has-life-been-found-in-a-meteorite/

Golden Eel
03-05-2011, 04:54 PM
I'm quite eager to hear what the rest of the scientific community says about this.

Golden Eel
03-09-2011, 12:48 AM
Bump because damn this is interesting.

ThreeEyedGod
03-09-2011, 01:19 AM
Apparently it is now a maybe..
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/120008/20110308/nasa-alien-life-meteor.htm

Golden Eel
03-09-2011, 01:22 AM
Well it hasn't been hard science or anything from the beginning. I agree with NASA, I wont be quoting this finding in discussions or anything until it is actually proven. But it's quite exciting to think about imo.

Thanks for that link.

Cringeon
03-09-2011, 06:27 AM
Well, if it can't be proven, then it OBVIOUSLY isn't logical! So are you saying it's OK to believe in such things because you find it to be exciting and it makes you happy?

;)

ThreeEyedGod
03-09-2011, 10:49 AM
Uh-Oh!

S.Hal0mega.B
03-09-2011, 01:39 PM
Well, if it can't be proven, then it OBVIOUSLY isn't logical! So are you saying it's OK to believe in such things because you find it to be exciting and it makes you happy?

;)

lols :D

Golden Eel
03-09-2011, 02:18 PM
I stated pretty explicitly I won't be believing this as truth unless it gets proven lol.

S.Hal0mega.B
03-09-2011, 02:20 PM
I stated pretty explicitly I won't be believing this as truth unless it gets proven lol.

cough" hypocrite" cough". :D

Golden Eel
03-09-2011, 02:45 PM
Wait, what? Hasn't my whole point been that believing in ideas without proof is illogical?

S.Hal0mega.B
03-10-2011, 03:01 PM
Wait, what? Hasn't my whole point been that believing in ideas without proof is illogical?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJQluJcvGrU&feature=fvst

The Empirical Guy
03-15-2011, 04:32 AM
Well, if it can't be proven, then it OBVIOUSLY isn't logical! So are you saying it's OK to believe in such things because you find it to be exciting and it makes you happy?

;)


http://www.homepagedaily.com/uploads/20090520/7ff75d05-ac8c-4e07-89be-6052864b562a/win-one-internet.jpg