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Could Life Be Older Than Earth Itself? [merged]

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#1    Insanity

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:09 AM

Applying a maxim from computer science to biology raises the intriguing possibility that life existed before Earth did and may have originated outside our solar system, scientists say.

Moore's Law is the observation that computers increase exponentially in complexity, at a rate of about double the transistors per integrated circuit every two years. If you apply Moore's Law to just the last few years' rate of computational complexity and work backward, you'll get back to the 1960s, when the first microchip was, indeed, invented.

Now, two geneticists have applied Moore's Law to the rate at which life on Earth grows in complexity — and the results suggest organic life first came into existence long before Earth itself.

http://www.livescien...rth-itself.html

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:14 AM

A lot of the universe is way older than us so it wouldn't surprise me.  That's also a reason to believe there are beings out there far older and more advanced than us.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:25 AM

Considering that amino acids have been found in remains of meteorites it highly likely that some form of life exists elsewhere. As to what that life is or how advanced it may be we can only speculate.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:30 AM

It answers a lot of tough questions regarding how complex life could possibly begin on this planet.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:32 AM

It also ensures that the origins of life remain elusive. Sure it could have travelled here on a hunk of rock, but where did it origionate from?


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:20 PM

Maybe, probably, possibly, could have.....  Science?


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:00 PM

Well, of course it could. That's not to say that it would be any form of life we might recognize, but obviously since there are the building blocks of life throughout the universe and most likely way beyond, there has been some form of life out there, somewhere, for a very long time.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:34 PM

Moore's law relates to the number of Transistors that can be built into an IC. This doe not actually relate to complexity (in Biological terms) as such, because complexity in Biology refers more usually to evolutionary processes.

Latest estimates for the number of Gates than can be fitted into an IC show the trend levelling out by end of 2013 to a doubling every 3 years instead of 2.  This will become even slower based on current technology as the abilty to manipulate storage on the nanometre scale becomes increasingly difficult.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:06 PM

Hey guys, im gonna do MATH with COLORS.

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I'm gonna do MATH with my ALPHABET SOUP.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:05 PM

Interesting. I believe that Life is older than Earth because even religion states that God created the Earth and everything on it. And God can mean a lot of things to different people but even God has to be considered some form of Life since he created us,..

Edited by stevemagegod, 18 April 2013 - 04:05 PM.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:31 PM

uummm i thought this was already kinda proven...or a strong theory from the late 90s, not sure how we would of developed instantly during the big bang.....

Edited by MidKn13ght, 18 April 2013 - 04:32 PM.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:31 PM

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Applying a maxim from computer science to biology raises the intriguing possibility that life existed before Earth did and may have originated outside our solar system, scientists say.

http://www.livescien...rth-itself.html


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:43 PM

at first i was confused because i am not a expert with computer terms and don't really care much but then i got some of it though not the terms but what they applied to the age of life then i got it.anyway yeah i believe that life did come from another place not from earth and that life was carried over here.its more than possible and does make sense to me anyway it makes more than sense to me though.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:59 PM

Already a thread like this. Could Life Be Older Than Earth Itself?

Yes I do believe life is older than the Earth itself.

Edited by Hilander, 18 April 2013 - 09:00 PM.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:08 PM

life did originate from another place not earth though it was seeded there not originally started there.






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