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2013-08-28 09:37:40 PM  
I don't agree
 
2013-08-28 09:38:04 PM  
So they think Eden was a rock in space now?

uh huh ok whatever....
 
2013-08-28 09:38:51 PM  
It's a cute theory, but the land here wasn't completely underwater, so you know. Occam's Razor and all that.
 
2013-08-28 09:39:10 PM  
*Herps the derp*
 
2013-08-28 09:39:29 PM  
It's an intriguing idea. It does seem a big odd that life (bacteria, more or less) appeared on earth mebbe only half a billion years after the crust cooled. Mars would have cooled sooner and so life would probably have had a longer time to evolve there. It's certainly possible that bacteria hitchhiked on a meteor knocked from the Martian crust that landed on earth.

But I wouldn't bet the farm on that.
 
2013-08-28 09:39:49 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-28 09:42:36 PM  

enemy of the state: It's an intriguing idea. It does seem a big odd that life (bacteria, more or less) appeared on earth mebbe only half a billion years after the crust cooled. Mars would have cooled sooner and so life would probably have had a longer time to evolve there. It's certainly possible that bacteria hitchhiked on a meteor knocked from the Martian crust that landed on earth.

But I wouldn't bet the farm on that.


By that thought, it's equally plausible that bacteria came here on an asteroid or chunk of some other planet and evolved here after the asteroid landed.

I mean, really, as much as I like the idea of Mars once sustaining life, the chances of life coming from mars vs some other extraterrestrial source is pretty remote, and if we're going to go with the "came from elsewhere" theory, then why not take the jump and say that it came here by way of some other race seeding said asteroids with the necessary basic life forms for some reason? Just as likely as anything else.
 
2013-08-28 09:46:49 PM  
sphotos-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-08-28 09:47:32 PM  
www.phdcomics.com

/hot
 
2013-08-28 09:50:07 PM  

mr lawson:


Not the most bizarre theory ever, and more plausible than god making eve from the rib of Adam....
 
2013-08-28 09:53:23 PM  
Well of course we are.

lh6.ggpht.com
 
2013-08-28 09:57:01 PM  
How a Creationist reads this article:

The punch line is that key elements for creating life were not present on Earth (plus the planet was covered in water) when life is suspected of taking off here. But they were present on Mars, and that planet wasn't completely covered in water, which would dissolve RNA, one of the basic building blocks for life.

Therefore GOD!
 
2013-08-28 09:59:13 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

/hot
 
2013-08-28 10:05:16 PM  

InternetSecurityGuard: Well of course we are.

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Came for Quatermass, leaving satisfied.

/and hallucinating giant locusts
 
2013-08-28 10:07:28 PM  
notthisshiatagain.jpg
 
2013-08-28 10:07:56 PM  
Oh, how simply dandy.

www.freakingnews.com
 
2013-08-28 10:09:30 PM  
Wow, this sure does simplify the whole "origin of life" search.
 
2013-08-28 10:13:51 PM  

MBooda: InternetSecurityGuard: Well of course we are.

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Came for Quatermass, leaving satisfied.

/and hallucinating giant locusts


Also came for Quartermass. Feel strange madness coming on...
 
2013-08-28 10:19:18 PM  

Anthracite: So they think Eden was a rock in space now?

uh huh ok whatever....


What do you think "Eden" was?

Kid the Universe: I don't agree


Why?
 
2013-08-28 10:19:46 PM  
Where did life on Mars originate?
 
2013-08-28 10:20:37 PM  

wildcardjack: How a Creationist reads this article


Logic Trick. Creationists can't read.
 
2013-08-28 10:21:47 PM  

MBooda: InternetSecurityGuard: Well of course we are.

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Came for Quatermass, leaving satisfied.

/and hallucinating giant locusts


Yeah me too.

Also, Hallucinating Giant Locust will be my Residents or Zappa tribute band.
 
2013-08-28 10:22:13 PM  

s2s2s2: Where did life on Mars originate?


Mars was a moon of a planet where life originated.
 
2013-08-28 10:23:03 PM  

Kit Fister: enemy of the state: It's an intriguing idea. It does seem a big odd that life (bacteria, more or less) appeared on earth mebbe only half a billion years after the crust cooled. Mars would have cooled sooner and so life would probably have had a longer time to evolve there. It's certainly possible that bacteria hitchhiked on a meteor knocked from the Martian crust that landed on earth.

But I wouldn't bet the farm on that.

By that thought, it's equally plausible that bacteria came here on an asteroid or chunk of some other planet and evolved here after the asteroid landed.

I mean, really, as much as I like the idea of Mars once sustaining life, the chances of life coming from mars vs some other extraterrestrial source is pretty remote, and if we're going to go with the "came from elsewhere" theory, then why not take the jump and say that it came here by way of some other race seeding said asteroids with the necessary basic life forms for some reason? Just as likely as anything else.


Wait, wait - seeding in order to create life on other planets? I've seen this movie. It was a highly disappointing prequel to a classic.
 
2013-08-28 10:23:18 PM  

enemy of the state: It's an intriguing idea.


This.

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Ha! Ha!  That's just great.

Kit Fister: enemy of the state: By that thought, it's equally plausible that bacteria came here on an asteroid or chunk of some other planet and evolved here after the asteroid landed.


Ooh, but also this.

Trayal: [600x667 from http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive/phd051809s.gif image 600x667] /hot


Also that.

Kit Fister: mr lawson:

Not the most bizarre theory ever, and more plausible than god making eve from the rib of Adam....


Oh, and that.

InternetSecurityGuard: Well of course we are.

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Oh, yeah, good call. That, too.

wildcardjack: How a Creationist reads this article:


And most definitely that.

...

We...  We're done here, aren't we?
 
2013-08-28 10:23:47 PM  

s2s2s2: wildcardjack: How a Creationist reads this article

Logic Trick. Creationists can't read.


Snerk
 
2013-08-28 10:24:36 PM  
FTFA: "Professor Benner, from The Westheimer Institute for Science and Technology"

Benner founded The Westheimer Institute for Science and Technology and seems to be the only academic associated with it.

The Westheimer Institute for Science and Technology doesn't even have a website.

It's location, 720 SW 2nd Ave Ste 201 - Gainesville, FL 32601, is a suite in an office building that holds private medical practices, a pharmacy, and other businesses.
 
2013-08-28 10:25:02 PM  

s2s2s2: Where did life on Mars originate?


Jesus
 
2013-08-28 10:27:35 PM  
Isn't there an anime movie where the spirits on Mars come to earth and inhabit monkeys and start the evolution process?  Or was that a bad acid trip?
 
2013-08-28 10:32:48 PM  

HairBolus: FTFA: "Professor Benner, from The Westheimer Institute for Science and Technology"

Benner founded The Westheimer Institute for Science and Technology and seems to be the only academic associated with it.

The Westheimer Institute for Science and Technology doesn't even have a website.

It's location, 720 SW 2nd Ave Ste 201 - Gainesville, FL 32601, is a suite in an office building that holds private medical practices, a pharmacy, and other businesses.


So it's just WISTful thinking?
 
2013-08-28 10:34:28 PM  
www.eastsidepatch.com

Goooooood evening, J.F.
 
2013-08-28 10:39:17 PM  

parkerlewis: Isn't there an anime movie where the spirits on Mars come to earth and inhabit monkeys and start the evolution process?  Or was that a bad acid trip?


Yes.
 
2013-08-28 10:39:36 PM  

parkerlewis: Isn't there an anime movie where the spirits on Mars come to earth and inhabit monkeys and start the evolution process?  Or was that a bad acid trip?


E.Y.E.S. of Mars?

It's kind of both.
 
2013-08-28 10:41:09 PM  

stratagos: s2s2s2: Where did life on Mars originate?

Jesus


Well, the asteroid he was riding.
 
2013-08-28 10:45:48 PM  
Actually, Tibetans speak of others from elsewhere coming to Earth and mating with monkeys was the beginning of humanity....
 
2013-08-28 10:49:07 PM  

bd1709h9t: Actually, Tibetans speak of others from elsewhere coming to Earth and mating with monkeys was the beginning of humanity....


extra w in there...should be "as the beginning of humanity."  Sloppy.  Sorry.
 
2013-08-28 10:49:38 PM  

MBooda: InternetSecurityGuard: Well of course we are.

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Came for Quatermass, leaving satisfied.

/and hallucinating giant locusts


Didn't expect that one in this thread, but tis awesome.

/creepy old movie when seen after midnight
 
2013-08-28 11:10:33 PM  
Well, my children, I suppose it is finally time to reveal the truth to you.

You see, I am a Time Traveler. I went back in time when the Earth was young, and busted a nut into the sea.

Therefore, I am god.

You may all thank me now :D
 
2013-08-28 11:11:10 PM  

HairBolus: FTFA: "Professor Benner, from The Westheimer Institute for Science and Technology"

Benner founded The Westheimer Institute for Science and Technology and seems to be the only academic associated with it.

The Westheimer Institute for Science and Technology doesn't even have a website.

It's location, 720 SW 2nd Ave Ste 201 - Gainesville, FL 32601, is a suite in an office building that holds private medical practices, a pharmacy, and other businesses.


Sounds legit.
 
2013-08-28 11:18:07 PM  

EqualOpportunityEnslaver: Wait, wait - seeding in order to create life on other planets? I've seen this movie. It was a highly disappointing prequel to a classic.


It was some slightly strange set of circumstances that led me to seeing that movie without knowing it was a prequel.  And though at some point my giger-counter started to register (sorry) I watched most of the movie unknowing.  And I thought it was good.  But I wondered how much was because of the ignorance.  Because afterwards, I thought that was some of the most bizarre DNA magic I've ever seen.  So maybe I was somehow given a gift.  I'm not saying it was aliens...but
 
2013-08-28 11:26:18 PM  

Snazzy1: HairBolus: FTFA: "Professor Benner, from The Westheimer Institute for Science and Technology"

Benner founded The Westheimer Institute for Science and Technology and seems to be the only academic associated with it.

The Westheimer Institute for Science and Technology doesn't even have a website.

It's location, 720 SW 2nd Ave Ste 201 - Gainesville, FL 32601, is a suite in an office building that holds private medical practices, a pharmacy, and other businesses.

Sounds legit.


Pure raw speculation, particularly since the proof that life has ever been on Mars is lacking. There have been a few small odd formations on a couple Mars meteorites, the jury is out on that.  Nothing like a wild claim to get some publicity.
 
2013-08-28 11:27:44 PM  
Sounds more like a hypothesis than a theory. And that's giving it too much credit.
 
2013-08-28 11:29:19 PM  
Came for the Giants Trilogy/Tetralogy, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-08-28 11:29:57 PM  
You know why the idea of "intelligent cause" is "the easy way out?"

A: Because it makes the most sense.
 
2013-08-28 11:48:51 PM  
  It's true. Real Earth-men have no bones. I heard it from a man who came out of the jungle near Puerto Pobre.

/obscure?
 
2013-08-29 12:01:24 AM  
Hey anyone ever read a book that was on Mars and in one of the stories there are stone statues, but it turns out they are rock creatures and they are just moving at a different rate than the humans.

/I read it when I was a 5th grader and want to read it again.
 
2013-08-29 12:02:08 AM  
The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one
 
2013-08-29 12:25:45 AM  

pedobearapproved: Hey anyone ever read a book that was on Mars and in one of the stories there are stone statues, but it turns out they are rock creatures and they are just moving at a different rate than the humans.

/I read it when I was a 5th grader and want to read it again.


Don't blink.
 
2013-08-29 12:44:30 AM  
Alient ant farms.
 
2013-08-29 12:49:26 AM  

HairBolus: FTFA: "Professor Benner, from The Westheimer Institute for Science and Technology"

Benner founded The Westheimer Institute for Science and Technology and seems to be the only academic associated with it.

The Westheimer Institute for Science and Technology doesn't even have a website.

It's location, 720 SW 2nd Ave Ste 201 - Gainesville, FL 32601, is a suite in an office building that holds private medical practices, a pharmacy, and other businesses.


Seems legit.
 
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