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Darwin theory to help find alien life


Posted on Sunday, 8 November, 2009 | Comment icon 4 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Darwin's theory of evolution could prove vital in the search for alien life. NASA astrobiologists are using evolution as a basis in the search for planets on which the conditions could be suitable for the development of life.

"Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution may give pointers in the search for alien life, says a Nasa astrobiologist."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by mcrom901 on 5 November, 2009, 15:33
what a load of piggy crap..... looooooooool sorry.... couldn't resist
Comment icon #2 Posted by aquatus1 on 5 November, 2009, 17:46
Well...if life does pattern itself solely on organic chemistry...then maybe the rules of evolution would apply...but I would need to hear the entire speech first. It seems an awfully absolute thing to say.
Comment icon #3 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 9 November, 2009, 15:20
Atleast the article clears up my first thought when I read the title. "Oh God, don't let it be a statement that aliens are the missing link!"
Comment icon #4 Posted by Torgo on 9 November, 2009, 15:37
Any life would necessarily evolve via natural selection of natural mutation. It's not that big a thing to figure out. Anything that reproduces will reproduce with slight inaccuracy. Those organisms that are able to reproduce better than any extant competition will become more common. Evolution is not some mysterious force, its just this fact that things that reproduce become common.


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