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Confirmed extra terrestrial life...?! - March 12, 2013, 11:49 AM

Very cool if they continue to get the same results across the science community.


Astrobiologists discover fossils in meteorite fragments, confirming extraterrestrial life | ExtremeTech


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I just want to know why John Hewitt is trying to spell "queer" with his interplanetary game of Scrabble.


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I hate the fucking internet.

Title of the article includes "confirming extraterrestrial life!" ZOMG LIFE!

then in the article:

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These findings aren’t a slam dunk, though. According to our in-house biologist John Hewitt, there’s a strong possibility that the fossils aren’t actually biological in nature — they simply look biological. “This is kind of like finding a Q from Scrabble floating in space; it may be worth 10 points, but finding a few Es first would be a bit more convincing,” Hewitt says. There’s also the fact that the research was published in the Journal of Cosmology, a peer-reviewed journal that has come under critical scrutiny numerous times since it was established in 2009. The journal faced a lot of controversy when it published a paper by NASA engineer Richard Hoover claiming to have found fossils “similar to cyanobacteria” in meteorites.


This will probably be similar to the earlier 'comfirmations' of extraterrestrial and non-carbon based life that turned out to be researchers jumping the gun.


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I hate the fucking internet.

Title of the article includes "confirming extraterrestrial life!" ZOMG LIFE!

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This will probably be similar to the earlier 'comfirmations' of extraterrestrial and non-carbon based life that turned out to be researchers jumping the gun.
true. which is why i commented that I "hope" the same results occur from other scientific sources...


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Not bagging on you. Bagging on whatever asshat titled the article


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I wonder when it will dawn on everyone that finding life (real life) elsewhere is a bad thing. I've seen how most of these movies end.


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Not bagging on you. Bagging on whatever asshat titled the article
i know boss.. i was just acknowledging your valid point.


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I wonder when it will dawn on everyone that finding life (real life) elsewhere is a bad thing. I've seen how most of these movies end.
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Yeah. One of these days they'll be studying the mothafucking comets with the bacteria and shit.

Then it'll get loose.


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considering how well our government works, probably wouldn't be much of a noticeable change.


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This will probably be similar to the earlier 'comfirmations' of extraterrestrial and non-carbon based life that turned out to be researchers jumping the gun.
Arsenic based life. I remember that press release.



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well, it looks like from full reading that its not fully confirmed, but two scientific journals are agreeing on what they see.

Would be extremely interesting if the world as we know it was formed with organisms that mutated over millions of years due to extraterrestrial terraforming needs.

Early assessment of the organelles represent algae essentially photosynthesis based life forms that create 02.
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