Dr. Kociolek, apparently working solely from the published photographs, objects that the diatoms do not look like fossils to him. Since even living diatoms are surrounded by a mineral (silica) shell, it's not clear what he sees or fails to see, which makes him say this. He seems to neglect the part of Dr., Wickramasinghe's paper, which reports that the diatoms are mineralized *in the same way* as the meteorite itself, which sounds very much like fossils. Link: http://www.huffingto..._n_2500008.html
Edited by bison, 19 January 2013 - 04:00 PM.