Was DNA created in outer space?
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Scientists discovered DNA in meteorites on Earth decades ago. Now there's new evidence that these genetic instructions for life weren't created here,...
Scientists discovered DNA in meteorites on Earth decades ago. Now there's new evidence that these genetic instructions for life weren't created here, but rather in outer space. Learn more in this NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center video.
Aug 10, 2011
From my point of view these guys are backing into a reality that is older than our planet. And I say: Welcome! It's about time you got here! Now, if you don't mind would you face forward so you can actually confront what this means to humankind? Thank you.
The presence of chemicals that make up life are naturally occurring. To say that DNA is made in outer space because the chemicals needed to make these are available is very unscientific. It is like saying that since silicon and iron the raw materials needed to make computers are found in outer space therefore computers are made in outer space.
If you read the NASA article, they did not find DNA in the meteorites, but they found Adenine and Guanine, which are PART of the bases on DNA, and is missing the Phosphate backbone of DNA. -- DNA has not come together outside of living things, either in space nor on earth. -- Only a portion of DNA. -- Go to NASA article at: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/dna-meteorites.html.
That DNA has been discovered in meteorites does not in the least indicate that any and all DNA was created in outer space. There is no less a chance that DNA was created on Earth.
This is similar to the idea of panspermia, that life has been seeded through out the galaxy and beyond. The chemicals that make up living organisms are common and seem to occur naturally. The way DNA replicates itself is a chemical process. This idea pushes the question about how life started further back in time before the solar system existed.
Where were you fellows made?In Space,like everything.Were riding a rock around the Sun?right or wrong?Your space on our rock has 4 Nuclear Piles or more melting through it right now and forever.Please,save it.