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1. The paper was not peer reviewed.
2. No DNA could be extracted, so one can't tell if, in fact if there were microorganisms, whether their orign was from earth.
3. For the length of time the meteorite was lying on the earth, it almost certainly was tainted with earthly microorganisms.
4. There's no way to demonstrate that the apparent remains were, in fact, once living microorganisms. Other origins are possible.
In short, although the meteorite had orgins in space, the paper cannot credibly conclude that any fossilized remains of microorganisms (if that's what the fossilized remains are) in the meteorite also had origins in space.
Do you want to have a debate? Hit the reply button.Originally Posted by Ron Paul
I find it very telling that NASA is jumping to dismiss the finding without actually DISPROVING the finding with its own scientific analysis. They are writing it off as contamination and exposure to earth organisms, but how did an earth organism invade the meteorite and become fossilized within the past 100 years? Impossible.
I'm not saying the paper is proof positive but the way it is just being so easily dismissed seems fishy.
It's going to be reviewed within the next 3 days by 100+ scientists.
Let's see what they say.
Give a man a fish, or he will destroy the only existing vial of antidote.
Last edited by StillBallin75; 03-08-11 at 12:23 AM.