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Panspermia asks new questions

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Brig Klyce

Acorn Enterprises, LLC (USA)

Proc. SPIE 4273, The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) in the Optical Spectrum III, 11 (August 3, 2001); doi:10.1117/12.435366
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  • The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) in the Optical Spectrum III
  • Stuart A. Kingsley; Ragbir Bhathal
  • San Jose, CA | January 20, 2001

abstract

There is a widespread sentiment that panspermia is uninteresting is because it does not answer fundamental questions about the origin of life. The strongest version of panspermia asks entirely new questions. While barriers to the acceptance of panspermia are falling and evidence supporting it is accumulating, the mere possibility of panspermia unhinges the Darwinian account of evolutionary progress. The new theory removes an issue dividing science and religion, but it requires an amendment to the big bang theory.

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Brig Klyce
"Panspermia asks new questions", Proc. SPIE 4273, The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) in the Optical Spectrum III, 11 (August 3, 2001); doi:10.1117/12.435366; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.435366


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