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Message 1736893 - Posted: 25 Oct 2015, 12:22:08 UTC

Hic! Did u shee thish: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/researchers-catch-comet-lovejoy-giving-away-alcohol.

But more seriously: hydrocarbon and other organic molecules on a comet—like on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, too, also mentioned in the article—makes one wonder, indeed...
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Message 1736920 - Posted: 25 Oct 2015, 14:38:52 UTC

I wonder how much longer it will be before panspermia is regarded as the most likely root source of life on earth and elsewhere.
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Message 1737232 - Posted: 26 Oct 2015, 17:02:32 UTC - in response to Message 1736920.  

I wonder how much longer it will be before panspermia is regarded as the most likely root source of life on earth and elsewhere.

This panspermia idea is just about transportation, isn't it: http://global.britannica.com/topic/panspermism.

Therefore, surely it cannot be any root source, but there must have been at least one original, real starting point.

Or, as I am more inclined to think, life may have emerged separately in a number of locations, over and over again. Molecules, organic molecules, more complex organic molecules...
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Message 1737436 - Posted: 27 Oct 2015, 6:51:11 UTC - in response to Message 1737232.  

I wonder how much longer it will be before panspermia is regarded as the most likely root source of life on earth and elsewhere.

This panspermia idea is just about transportation, isn't it: http://global.britannica.com/topic/panspermism.

Therefore, surely it cannot be any root source, but there must have been at least one original, real starting point.

Or, as I am more inclined to think, life may have emerged separately in a number of locations, over and over again. Molecules, organic molecules, more complex organic molecules...

so far, nobody has explained it, without some "assumptions"...& that is where theory of evolution also fails!

one day, we might all be smarter... :/

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Message 1737493 - Posted: 27 Oct 2015, 13:08:40 UTC - in response to Message 1737436.  

...& that is where theory of evolution also fails!

Evolution is a very solidly established view, so would you mind to specify? Or is it just irrational creationism raising its ugly head there?
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Message 1737632 - Posted: 28 Oct 2015, 1:11:06 UTC - in response to Message 1736920.  

I wonder how much longer it will be before panspermia is regarded as the most likely root source of life on earth and elsewhere.

I think it qualifies as a last resort explanation. You'd need an extremophile that could survive being blasted into space by an impact and then be able to survive possibly millions of years in interstellar space before slamming into the Earth.
Without first finding life on a comet or an asteroid I don't know how it's going to get serious traction as a viable alternative.
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Message 1737715 - Posted: 28 Oct 2015, 10:58:27 UTC - in response to Message 1737493.  

...& that is where theory of evolution also fails!

Evolution is a very solidly established view, so would you mind to specify? Or is it just irrational creationism raising its ugly head there?

so far, creation of Life on Earth has been abandoned, favoring "panspermia" theory...

also, evolution inside species have been proven...as development of species to environment...example of sharks in which even different brooding of youngsters have been observed...
but evolution have not proven a viable development of different species...a missing links! example: sharks as fishes skeleton from cartilage & bone fishes...or where did Caniformia & Feliformia separated?!
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Message 1737806 - Posted: 28 Oct 2015, 19:17:40 UTC - in response to Message 1737715.  

but evolution have not proven a viable development of different species...

Dear Sir,

which part of this you failed most badly to understand: The Origin of Species?

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Message 1737975 - Posted: 29 Oct 2015, 9:20:23 UTC - in response to Message 1737806.  

but evolution have not proven a viable development of different species...

Dear Sir,

which part of this you failed most badly to understand: The Origin of Species?

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doesn't mention at all DNA & problems with genome pairing...

example: a horse & donkey gives "unbreedable" hybrids...
why?
different number of genes...

same thing is with monkeys & human...doesn't work!
but if someone gets impregnated by large monkey or impregnates large monkey...I'd be one of the first to read about that experiment!
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