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Origins2011: fossils from Mars – avoiding the ‘awkward issue’

Fossils from Mars – are astrobiologists avoiding the ‘awkward issue’ ? Science writer and editor at the Washington Post, Marc Kaufman placed the institutionalising and expansion of modern astrobiology as starting with NASA’s 1996 announcement of evidence for life from the … Continue reading

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Astrobiology = mainstream science, not protoscience

Astrobiology is mainstream Science, but String theory only emerging ‘Protoscience’ Prasanta Bandyopadhyay and colleagues at the interface between Astrobiology & Philosophy, at Montana State University, have responded to the criticism of their Origins 2011 Poster. Astrobiology is to be seen … Continue reading

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Origins2011 – dialogue on Origin of Life

Panel open dialogue on Origin of Life – Monday 4 July, 6.30pm  Gerald Joyce expanded the concept to include Mars etc. and amino-acids from meteorites. Yet (as I said) the galaxy existed for 9 Gyr pre-solar and the solar nebula … Continue reading

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15 Years since NASA claimed martian life in ALH84001

15 Years since NASA claimed signs of martian life in ALH84001 President Bill Clinton made a speech to make the discovery of signs of life in this martian meteorite.  David McKay’s paper in Science in 1996 became one of the … Continue reading

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Last century astrobiology from ‘instant expert’ Caleb Sharf

Astrobiology “Instant Expert” sneers at panspermia What to make of Caleb Sharf, head of an Astrobiology Centre in New York, brought in by New Scientist as an “instant expert” (New Scientist, 7 May 2011)? He seems ‘expert’ only in the … Continue reading

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