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Panspermia is the theory that life pervades the universe, and that it can be carried from one solar system to another. We know there are some spores that are tough enough to survive the radiation in space. Labs on earth have brought spores back to life after hundreds of millions of years, so we think they are good for the distance.

We used to imagine bacteria hitching a ride on meteors, but the newer idea is dust. There's a lot of it and it has an easier time riding an upwind to the top of the atmosphere.

If we met an alien, we don't know whether to expect his biochemistry to be carbon-based or ??? But if it turns out he has nucleic acids in his chromosomes and they're translated into proteins by a genetic code, chances are that we're related, and that life began not on earth but somewhere very far away and long ago, and perhaps our whole galaxy (and beyond) is seeded with life based on our familiar biochemistry.

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Exciting hypothesis! I'm no scientist, but lordy, I love this stuff. Who knows?...but ooh the possibilities.

Also dawned on me: this puts a broader spin on Jesus's words. "Dust thou art, and to dust thou shalt return."

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Amazing! Creates a whole new universe of infinite possibilities, so to speak. Of course it'll give the Bible literalists apoplexy. Thanks for sharing, Josh. Made my day.

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Pro-Lifers gonna getcha if you vacuum!!! :)

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Panspermia was championed by Svent Arrhenius early in the last century and then by prominent cosmologist, Dr. Fred Hoyle, among others, toward the end of the 20th Century. Hoyle published papers and books on the subject. In one paper, he explains that the chances of amino acids combining into useful proteins is remote, and tries to solve this problem by expanding the probability over the entire universe rather than just the earth. He also shows that the radii of spores is perfect for being pushed in different directions by radiation. He does the calculations. Then he says in one of his books that comets re places where bacteria and viruses hang out, and that disease actually spreads by bacterial and viral material filtering through the atmosphere from space. As evidence he says that plagues break out on places remote from where they start, and where there could have been no physical communication with the origin. His books are definitely worth a read. What one finally takes from Hoyle's analysis is that, to avoid contagion, we should avoid looking upward instead of worrying about the person next to us. Personally, I am more an intelligent-design creationist person, but at least Hoyle addresses some of the problems inherent in "evolution" from a scientific/logical perspective.

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