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Old August 29 2013, 07:07 PM   #7
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Re: Scientists are again saying that life here began out there...

137th Gebirg wrote: View Post
IIRC, the claim isn't exactly new. There have been theories and other tenuous evidence over the years (at least 20 years to my recollection) that have pretty much re-hashed the same message of a Mars-based origin of Earth life. From what I can tell, this is just the latest piece that supports the existing claim. Certainly not a "slam dunk" proof, by any stretch, but interesting nonetheless.

And while the new evidence might indeed increase the likelihood that life in our solar system began on Mars, what Professor Benner says here, quoted from the OP article, is ridiculous:

"It's yet another piece of evidence which makes it more likely life came to Earth on a Martian meteorite, rather than starting on this planet."
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