Nobody wants to be hit on the head with a ten-mile asteroid. But what if giant impacts are actually good for life in the long-term? I contemplate that strange possibility over at Wired.com. Check it out.
Meteorites May Have Fostered Life on Earth
what if giant impacts are actually good for life in the long-term?
Don’t overlook the probability that these meteorites (as well as comets) actually brought life forms to the earth from elsewhere with all the information already present, possibly in the form of DNA bearing spores.
That seems much more likely than life evolving de novo from the chemicals present in the primordal environment.
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Okay–after some technical difficulties I won’t bore you by recounting, I have an announcement. For the…
Really, it’s not like I’ve discovered a new element or anything. See you tomorrow.
…to spill beans. Any minute now, honest.
…at 5 today. [That’s 5 pm EST–sorry for the confusion.]
[Hint…I’ve turned off the comments till then.]
I’m sure you’d like to pretend that you have nothing in common with a tapeworm.