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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Extra-Terrestial Life Discovered!

On a balmy Spring day high on a Wasatch mountain trail, I paused for a moment to catch my breath as I saw a beautiful alpine meadow come into view. It looked like a good place to stop and have lunch so a few minutes later I found myself settled nicely in the velvety green grass of the meadow, looking back down the deep valley with nearly a bird’s eye view. A lone hawk etched lazy circles overhead, riding the uprising currents of air with practiced ease. As I looked around, taking in the beauty of my surroundings, I became aware of the very essence of this wonderful planet--it was absolutely chock-full of life, everywhere you looked. The light breeze brought the aromatic scent of the grasses and the nearby fir and pine. New green on old, bursting with renewed life. In the meadow grasses, small insects scurried about on foraging safaries deep in their miniature forests.  Tiny mammals scurried here and there, with a watchful eye to the circling hawk. Birds began to flit through the nearby Elderberry bushes, chirping like little old ladies at a knitting party. The singular impression of this wonderful place is simple--this is a living planet.

It would take a scientist arriving at my mountain meadow from another galaxy about two seconds to make that determination. Meanwhile, our scientists struggle to detect even the smallest evidence of life elsewhere in order to answer the age-old question--is there life elsewhere in this vast universe, or are we alone in the vastness?

I believe the answer is right here. Right up in that mountain meadow. Because as I look around and see a world teeming with life, Mr Spock logic tells me that there are countless other worlds also teeming with life. The discovery of extra-solar planets in the past 20 years shows us that other solar systems are a normal part of the universe. Another bit of recent information is the discovery of complex molecules permeating the vast dust clouds of space.  The spiral shapes of countless galaxies, left and right handed, show us that our own galaxy is not unusual. But most importantly, there are the numbers. Lets assume that we are the only planet with life in our own galaxy, which has about a billion stars. Further assume that there is only one planet per galaxy that supports life.That still leaves a billion places where life can exist. Do the math.

Finally, and this is the most exciting news of all, life has been discovered that is not of Earth origin. In a paper published on 4 March 2011 in the scientific journal Cosmology Dr Richard B. Hoover, of NASA, proves the existence of extra terrestrial life beyond shadow of a doubt. To read the paper go to Journal of Cosmology

This is an exciting age to be alive. I hope I hang around long enough to witness the final answer to the great question of our existence. That we in fact, are not alone.


After a thorough reading of the entire paper, which is a pretty tough slog, I add the following synopsis:

Dr Hoover’s Concluding Paragraphs. ( Words in italics) added my me.

“Therefore, the well-preserved mineralized trichomic filaments (Filaments found in Blue Green Algae)  with carbonaceous sheaths found embedded in freshly fractured interior surfaces of the Alais, Ivuna, and Orgueil CI1 carbonaceous meteorites are interpreted as the fossilized remains of prokaryotic (Organisms that lack a cell nucleus, usually single cell, and the most abundant group of organisms on Earth)  microorganisms that grew in liquid regimes on the parent body of the meteorites before they entered the Earth’s atmosphere....

Extensive EDS studies of living and dead cyanobacteria (Blue Green Algae) and other biological materials have shown that nitrogen is detectable at levels between 2% and 18% (atomic) in cyanobacterial filaments from Vostok Ice (82 Kya) and found in stomach milk the mammoth Lyuba (40 Kya); mammoth hair/ tissue (40-32 Kya); pre-dynastic Egyptian and Peruvian mummies (5-2 Kya) and herbarium filamentous diatom sheaths (1815). However, Nitrogen is not detected in ancient biological materials such as fossil insects in Miocene Amber (8 Mya); Cambrian Trilobites from the Wheeler Shale (505 Mya) or cyanobacterial filaments from Karelia (2.7 Gya). Consequently the absence of nitrogen in the cyanobacterial filaments detected in the CI1 carbonaceous meteorites indicates that the filaments represent the remains of extraterrestrial life forms that grew on the parent bodies of the meteorites when liquid water was present, long before the meteorites entered the Earth’s atmosphere. This finding has direct implications to the distribution of life in the Cosmos and the possibility of microbial life in liquid water regimes of cometary nuclei as they travel within the orbit of Mars and in icy moons with liquid water oceans such as Europa and Enceladus.”

In summary, he claims he has found proof of blue-green algae existing in the remains of several meteorites, and the algae is not of this Earth. In other words, micro biological life has been present elsewhere in our Solar System and is likely to be present today in various locations in comets and the moons of Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars.


Bob Mack said...

I read about this the other day, & my first thought was "Now they can start searching for intelligent life on earth." The curse of the cynic, I suppose. You're right, J.P., statistically the chance of extra-terrestial life approaches 100%, unless the universe is a vastly different place than we suspect. Of course, if extra-terrestrial life has followed Obama's left-hand path, then all progress has ceased, and the hive is the highest structure of those societies.

JP said...

It was nice to write something for once that didn't raise my blood pressure. Now that we have solved the mystery of the Universe, time to get back to saving our country from the idiots now in charge.

Bob Mack said...

Hey, JP. Haven't seen you for awhile, hope all is well.

JP said...

Been on the road playing in golf and softball tournaments. All is well, just taking a break from the political crap. Also preparing for the worst. Told my friend Aram that if I'm right, I'll look like a genius. If I'm wrong, I'll have a lot of cheap food to eat and some nice shiny currency to hand out to my grand kids on their birthdays.