posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 09:04 AM
What exactly is the meaning of terrestrial. Pertaining to land, not aquatic, not aerial.
Extraterrestrial is outside or originating outside the earth . If it's in the air it's aerial and if it's in our air it's from earth...
Yeah, but he found diatoms and algae spores. Those could have originated on the Earth's surface (or in the ocean) and been sent up into the
atmosphere. There are mechanisms on earth for doing so (such as a volcanic eruption), but Wainwright and Wickramasinghe claim that the last volcanic
eruption capable of doing that was three years prior.
So, They claim that since we don't know of the specific mechanism for how these diatoms and spores got there, then that means they must be from space.
However, I think these scientists may be guilty of not doing their due diligence in proving that diatoms and spores thrust into the atmosphere by a
volcano three years prior cannot still be held aloft somehow. It is also possible that science does not know every mechanism that diatoms and algae
could get to 27 km; maybe there is some yet unknown mechanism in nature that would cause this.
Also, I'd like to know what they did to prevent contamination of their equipment as the balloon went up through the atmosphere and back down again.
All I'm saying is that it is premature for them to claim "we don't know how these diatoms and algae spores could have been that high, so the only
explanation is that it is extraterrestrial". There are certainly other explanations that these scientists should explore in detail before claiming
ET is the "only" explanation.
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