[meteorite-list] extraterrestrial bugs
From: entropydave <entropydave_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:46:23 2004
I'm afraid I have to agree with Bob Matson on this one - I too think it
unbelievably unlikely that any extraterrestrial bacteria have been found
viable on any meteoritic material.
I was a bit concerned with the paucity of information in the article such as
what meteorite, taxonomy of the bugs (ie if at all like any Earthly bugs)
and this rather cryptic and odd-sounding "physiological solution" . The
whole thing is severely untechnical and I would have thought that this news
would have come via Nature rather than the daily paper!
It also concerns me that the issue of terrestrial contamination hasn't even
been mentioned in the article, maybe they didn't think it was an issue?
Yup this is in the realms of cold fusion that's for sure!
I sincerely hope, though, that I am completely wrong (and I don't say that
Time, maybe, to break out the petri dishes, culture medium and that house
brick sized piece of Vagina I have in the house!!
In gentle decay,
"I have a proof that x^n+y^n=z^n never has integer solutions for n>2.
However, it won't fit into my signature file...."
Received on Fri 11 May 2001 12:22:50 PM PDT