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reply to post by Ross 54
95 %, eh? Not 100...
He basically took a baloon, sent it to the upper atmosphere, then took the balloon back. When he did that, he noticed there were micro-organism on the balloon.
Couldn't the micro-organism come unto the balloon as the balloon re-entered the troposphere? Our air isn't microbe-free.
edit on 8-12-2013 by swanne because: (no reason given)
All he has to do is sequence the DNA and see what part of the family tree these organisms are from.
Another force of nature, as powerful as major volcanic eruptions? One that can propel largish micro-organisms (diatoms range from 2 to 200 micrometers in size) from Earth's surface to heights of 27 kilometers? And science hasn't a hint of the existence of such a force? Hmm...
Dr. Milton Wainwright of Sheffield University in the U.K.
Not the most objective of sources with regards to the topic of panspermia. I suggest you take a closer look at his controversial background and somewhat shoddy contributions to the supposedly scientific "Journal of Cosmology", of which he is the "Astrobiology editor". His home University of Cardiff saw fit to defund his department and dismiss him from his post.