Thursday, 6 September 2012

Space Sugar!

No, this isn't some refence to Mephedrone, apparently according to Astronomers at the 'Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array' (ALMA), they have found basic sugar molecules which are the building blocks of life which help with the creation of RNA and DNA.



http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48829061/ns/technology_and_science-space/#.UD8LbURvBz0

I'm not entirely confident of the finds, but if they are true it may be a strong case for the theory of Panspermia. Panspermia is the belief in life being abundant all across the cosmos, and that life seeds itself across the universe by piggy backing on cosmic rock and ice. In  a bizzare way, if this theory were to become proven, it might make all life one single entity, and that differing variations in genetic structure are merely ways to ensure survival of life itself, not nessersarily the species in general or the individual creature.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panspermia

Of course there is no real tangible evidence in support of Panspermia, except perhaps the idea that life on Earth was transported here from Mars originally.

http://news.discovery.com/space/mars-life-120315.html

I likes learning!
In any case, it is interesting that we live in an age of questions, not information. In an era coined 'the information age', we are in fact just gathering more and more questions. No scientist has any real answers to the big questions. We have data on subjects, what we seem to lack are the appropriate questions, or at least scientists willing to publicly ask them anyway.

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