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We report the discovery for the first time of fossilised diatoms in a carbonaceous meteorite
that fell in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka on 29 December 2012. Contamination is
excluded by the circumstance that the elemental abundances within the structures match
closely with those of the surrounding matrix. There is also evidence of structures
morphologically similar to red rain cells that may have contributed to the episode of red rain
that followed within days of the meteorite fall. The new data on fossil diatoms provide
strong evidence to support the theory of cometary panspermia.
In the higher resolution image of Fig3 we can unambiguously identify an object as being a diatom from its complex and highly ordered microstructure and morphology, that cannot result from any conceivable mineralisation or crystallisation process. The structure has been mineralised to a high degree over millions of years and displays close similarities in elemental abundances with the surrounding material. This is shown in the EDX maps in Fig.4, that compares the distribution of elements inside and outside the fossilised object.
The structure has been mineralised to a high degree over millions of years
Originally posted by Tardacus
so, that`s what they looked liked millions of years ago, i wonder what they look like now after millions of years of evolution?
The structure has been mineralised to a high degree over millions of yearsedit on 13-1-2013 by Tardacus because: (no reason given)
The intricacy of the regular patterns of “holes”, ridges and indentations are again unquestionably biological, and this is impossible to interpret rationally as arising from an inorganic crystallisation process
The quality of peer review at the journal has been questioned several times. The journal has also been accused of promoting fringe viewpoints and speculative viewpoints on astrobiology, astrophysics, and quantum physics. Skeptical blogger and biologist PZ Myers said of the journal "... it isn't a real science journal at all, but is the... website of a small group... obsessed with the idea of Hoyle and Wickramasinghe that life originated in outer space and simply rained down on Earth."
Yes. Yes I did. It wouldn't be the first time a scientist has fallen prey to it. It has little to do with strength of character.
You suggested that his desire to find evidence has clouded his ability to conduct himself in a Scientific manner.
I can say for sure is there is no question that that is a biological find
Following the publication of Richard Hoover's paper, what ensued could be likened to a rein of terror, a witch hunt, an inquisition designed to crush all discussion of his findings. There were even calls to "hang" Richard Hoover. Three hundred years ago, they would have burned us all at the stake.
Well, one thing I can say for sure is there is no question that that is a biological find