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(Yahoo)   Scientist are 99% sure we are the aliens   ( news.yahoo.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Theoretical Biologist Richard Gordon, university library, increases exponentially, scientific evidence, TechNewsDaily  
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2013-04-19 01:57:44 AM  
3 votes:
We aren't the aliens, we're just the success story in the garbage heap of the universe.
2013-04-19 02:55:28 AM  
2 votes:
Moore's Law is simple curve fitting, unlikely to apply elsewhere or to remain constant. So there.
2013-04-19 10:46:57 AM  
1 vote:
Not to mention how different life has formed and how life has survived multiple planet wide extinctions. (Snowball Earth, Meteor strikes)

Not a scientist but I thought environment had more to do with the evolution of life over Moore's law.
2013-04-19 09:10:58 AM  
1 vote:

MurphyMurphy: And we weren't seeded by an asteroid at random because the odds of that hitting a planet capable of developing anything would be nill.

That's not true at all.
2013-04-19 09:05:56 AM  
1 vote:

MurphyMurphy: If life here didn't originate here, then it's much less likely that our rise to intelligence and cognizance was purely evolutionary

That's not true at all.
2013-04-19 08:41:44 AM  
1 vote:
Bunch of morans commenting who didn't read the whole article...they were salivating at the chance to be a critic after the first paragraph...bunch of pseudo intellectuals in here...
2013-04-19 08:10:10 AM  
1 vote:
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all of this has happened before and it will happpen again, again, again...
2013-04-19 07:45:03 AM  
1 vote:
Moore's Law describes the rate of technological progression, not a natural evolution.  Unless these scientists are trying to say that all life on earth was engineered.
2013-04-19 07:29:48 AM  
1 vote:
FTFA: Sharov and Gordon's idea raises other intriguing possibilities. For one, "life before earth" debunks the long-held science-fiction trope of the scientifically advanced alien species. If genetic complexity progresses at a steady rate, then the social and scientific development of any other alien life form in the Milky Way galaxy would be roughly equivalent to those of humans.

This may be the dumbest thing I've read all morning. And I just got finished browsing FSTDT.
2013-04-19 07:24:33 AM  
1 vote:
This is supposed to be new? Panspermia  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panspermia  has been around for decades.
2013-04-19 03:51:57 AM  
1 vote:
Yeah, only if your extrapolation is based only on data points that fit it and ignores all those that would muck it up (like the lungfish, the pufferfish, the ameboid  Polychaos dubium, and many many more). The arxiv.org paper is a pile of garbage, and Sharov and Gordon are off their rockers.

Seriously, look at the figure in their paper and see how ridiculous it is. Then read the paper and either groan or laugh or both.
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