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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: extending Darwin to inanimate systems…..

Addy Pross (L1b-1)argued to reformulate Darwininan theory in physico-chemical terms for systems with energy input (non-thermodynamic) and diversification (as Darwin’s principle of divergence). He inferred from this a concept of Dynamic Kinetic Stability which amounts to a driver to complexification … 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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Origins-2011 conference opens in Montpellier

Joint Conference of ISSOL and Bioastronomy 3 July 2011 Does the willingness of the Origins-of-Life community to engage with astrobiologists not imply tacit recognition that life may have started in or beyond the solar system? After all, the galaxy has … Continue reading

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