posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 02:32 AM
New Scientist has a nice article on so called Second Genesis. It means life created by humans in a lab. Essentially, that life would be synthetic life
but life nevertheless.
It also mentions other forms of life and talks a little about the fact that it is possible that life started on earth twice, not once.
What do people here think about earth having a shadow biosphere that we have simply been unable to observe because we haven't known what to look for?
For those of who unfamiliar with that term, it means life that evolved the second time on earth, possibly having no DNA and has forms unknown to
Entire article goes on for about 5-7 pages through the links, you should find them very intriguing to imagination, speculation and contain a lot of
basic and a bit more advanced information laid out well. Go read, it's all good IMO.
"They couldn't detect an alternative form of microbial life," says Carol Cleland, a philosopher of science and astrobiologist at the University of
Colorado in Boulder. Given that fewer than 1 per cent of microbes have been cultured and described, there is plenty of room for shadow life to be
living right under our noses.
[edit on 12/3/09 by rawsom]