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Scientists, Aethists, Religions Stumped on Life outside of Earth: Sikhism "Not"

Discussion in 'Interfaith Dialogues' started by Ambarsaria, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Ambarsaria

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    NASA scientist finds evidence of alien life



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    We are not alone in the universe, says NASA astrobiologist Dr. Richard B. Hoover. And he has the extraterrestrial fossils to back it up.


    Aliens exist, and we have proof.

    That astonishingly awesome claim comes from Dr. Richard B. Hoover, an astrobiologist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, who says he has found conclusive evidence of alien life — fossils of bacteria found in an extremely rare class of meteorite called CI1 carbonaceous chondrites. (There are only nine such meteorites on planet Earth.) Hoover’s findings were published late Friday night in the Journal of Cosmology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

    “I interpret it as indicating that life is more broadly distributed than restricted strictly to the planet earth,” Hoover, who has spent more than 10 years studying meteorites around the world, told FoxNews.com in an interview. “This field of study has just barely been touched — because quite frankly, a great many scientist would say that this is impossible.”

    Hoover discovered the fossils by breaking apart the CI1 meteorite, and analyzing the exposed rock with a scanning-electron microscope and a field emission electron-scanning microscope, which allowed him to detect any fossil remains. What he found were fossils of micro-organisms, many of which he says are strikingly similar to those found on our own planet.

    “The exciting thing is that they are in many cases recognizable and can be associated very closely with the generic species here on earth,” said Hoover. Some of the fossils, however, are quite odd. “There are some that are just very strange and don’t look like anything that I’ve been able to identify, and I’ve shown them to many other experts that have also come up stump.”

    In order to satisfy the inevitable hoard of buzz-killing skeptics, Hoover’s study and evidence were made available to his peers in the scientific community in advance of the study’s publications, giving them a chance to thoroughly dissect his findings. Comments from those who decided to sift through the evidence will be published online, alongside the study.

    “Given the controversial nature of his discovery, we have invited 100 experts and have issued a general invitation to over 5,000 scientists from the scientific community to review the paper and to offer their critical analysis,” writes Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics scientist Dr. Rudy Schild, who serves as the Journal of Cosmology’s editor-in-chief. “No other paper in the history of science has undergone such a thorough vetting, and never before in the history of science has the scientific community been given the opportunity to critically analyze an important research paper before it is published.”

    Needless to say, if Hoover’s conclusions are found to be accurate, the implications for human life will be staggering. Here’s to hoping that he’s right.

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/international/nasa-scientist-finds-evidence-of-alien-life/

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    PS: This rock came from "Heaven" or "Hell" as we Sikhs don't believe in either and I am not too sure of other religions like Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, etc.

    Sikhism through "Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji", Infinite universe with infinite of all, in all and linking all as the "the one truth - understanding of God".


    Any thoughts or comments.


    Sat Sri Akal.
     
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    Ambarsaria ji

    I love this article, and the title of the thread. With excitement I await the discussion of why Sikhism cannot be stumped, for it touches so many elements of the message of Guru Nanak. It is one of the purest of pure spiritual dimensions of Sikhi.
     
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    Ambarsaria ji,



    Is this real? Did the scientific community up until now, really believe that life was restricted to planet earth? I thought that this idea was peculiar only to Christianity and wouldn’t have thought that science believed similarly! It doesn’t take any wisdom, but just some intelligence to infer that there must be life all over the known and unknown universe, I would think.

    I’m really confused ;-) now.
     
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    Fascinating article

    I concur with what Confused Ji says that from a scientific perspective, surely there must be life elsewhere in this unimaginably vast universe, and lots of it.

    But from a spiritual viewpoint, it's nice to think that life has reason and purpose as well. So did it just sprout up all over the place by itself or is there a guiding influence?

    I think this has the beginnings of a fantastic thread and share SpnAdmin Ji's excitement

    Start posting folks!!
    :eek:rangesingh:
     
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    Seeker9 ji I read it with even greater fascination.

    To refer to Confused ji's post,

    What is even more fascinating for me is the extension to other life forms. As we observe in our vicinity of our world we see that life is an intertwined endless chain which is ever expanding and shrinking in many forms and features.


    • On earth we go from biological side from microbes and single cell creatures/life elements to , multi-cell, mega-cell insects, to bigger vertebrate/in-vertebrates, to species of life, to standing (man), running (Tiger), flying (Eagle), swimming (Whale), Slithering (C0bra), and so on.
    • A similar parallel story continues with plant life
    • Then we have the relationships different life types (plants, animals, insects, microbes)
      • and in an incredible way a relationship with non-life (rocks, metals, elements, compounds) which get converted to life through use by living organisms
      • In the circle of life the living return to non-living only to become part of life again
    • So once you find a microbe you have just started a journey towards bigger and different of life/non-life that you may not have imagined with perhaps more than 5 senses and who knows what!
      • Scary
      • Fun
      • Loving
      • and again I say who knows what!
    Some very interesting decades ahead.

    Sat Sri Akal.
     
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