This has been a big couple of years for “UFOs.” Polling says that 33% of Americans believe that intelligent alien life forms have visited our humble planet in visible spacecraft.
However, if you ask people if they believe that microbial life forms (bateria, viruses, diatomaceous plankton, tardigrades, fungi, and the like) are raining more or less constantly into the atmosphere from beyond — you will no doubt get blank stares from 100%.
It is more widely believed that people’s bodies are probed in their bedrooms by extraterrestrials, than little ET’s by the trillions might waft through your open windows.
This situation is particularly frustrating in light of the stupefying recent confirmation for the Hoyle-Wickramasinghe’s theory of “Panspermia.” Ten times in five years Russian Cosmonauts have swiped the outside of the ISS’ windows and confirmed a thin veneer of biological scum.
Yup. We have already found life in space. And the first finds are the well-known ubiquitous microbes that inhabitant our bodies by the trillions.
Only two peer-reviewed papers have addressed this profound discovery and I have posted them below. The first is from established Russian scientists with direct access to materials collected from ISS and equivocates whether the life material came from above or below. The second paper is less circumspect, which is not surprising. Three of the Russian researchers from the first paper moved on to join Tusk buddy Dr. Chandra Wickamasinghe, who with Hoyle maintained a full throated belief that all life is comic in ancestry.
(I pester you about Chandra from time to time. He is the polymath genius who published 75 papers in Nature with Sir Fred Hoyle in the 70’s and 80’s predicting that evidence for ubiquitous microbes in cosmic dust would ultimately be found)
The discovery of microbial life in space is so shocking, timid theorists must search for an unidentified mechanism which lifted the little buggers 400 km into the sky. This conjecture is forced on them by the stubborn Aristotelian paradigm that all life emerged on earth, a foolish and narcissistic proposition on par with Aristotle’s insistence the sun orbits the earth.
But the “waft up” approach does beg the question: If the microbes are from below, due to some unknown mechanism, doesn’t this mean that earth itself is seeding the cosmos with hardy microbes and their DNA? I think not, but the question demonstrates that the discovery is profoundly important whether the life came from above or below.
I agree with Sir Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe, MBE, that life is omnipotent in space, that seething comets are spewing it all about, that all planets surely harbor some form of life, and the galactic clouds are actually vast collections of dessicated and hibernated flecks of vitality.
Yet alas, find more than a whisper of either paper on the internet — and I’ll give you an ancient bone. It’s seems it is more fun to debate little green men.