Issue 48 of Cosmos, December 2012 by Robin McKie
Earth formed about 4.6 billion years ago and life first appeared here about a billion years later. Scientists don’t agree over the processes involved but, according to some theories, extremophiles were involved.
Charles Darwin suggested life began in "a warm little pond". Earth's early atmosphere would have been rich in methane, ammonia, and other gases on…Continue
It's been a hectic week here in north central Indiana. Right now, we're preparing for our first winter storm. Lots of wind and rain with snow forecast for overnight. My plans for attending the annual middle school christmas breakfast tomorrow is on hold, depending on weather conditions. Retirees, like myself, are always invited. I like to see my old compadres.
I have good news and bad, then good. First, I did purchase a new truck this week. I've always been partial to small trucks,…Continue
Added by Randall Smith on December 20, 2012 at 8:02am — No Comments
Yes it has happened. There is proof that there is Intelligent Design. Don't worry the mythological faither god didn't do it. http://fold.it/ this is a site supported by University of Washington They have created a game to fold Amino Acids. The process is you get an Amino Acid then you help figure out how to fold it up as compact as possible. This is the beginning process of creating life. Oh the intelligence is human nothing supernatural.
Added by Guy on March 14, 2012 at 7:51pm — No Comments
When I think of religion, sometimes all I can feel is anger and betrayal. I think of all the years that were wasted as a child and all the questions that I asked that were answered by lies. I was taught that religion is supposed to be this wonderful truth that will unite the worthy beyond this life, but it's far more corrupt than I could ever believe. Religion has sought to contaminate and destroy the history of our world, the only world we have ever known and replace it with a dark and…Continue
What do you live for? Why do you work? To what end? Is this life just a ride you get to experience for 80 years or so, if you're lucky? Is your reason to be alive to serve God or some other purpose? Is it to serve others? Your family? Or is it to serve yourself? To what end is the purpose of your life? Is it the attainment of virtues? The fulfillment of values? To what end?
I believe that no matter the explicitly articulated reason someone thinks they live, the real reason is personal…Continue
Added by Dale on July 16, 2010 at 2:47am — No Comments
First off, it would be rather iggnorant to think that in all the vast reaches the entire Universe that we Earth dwellers are alone and/or the highest form of life. My personal belifs are that there should be at least some other planet that is still sustaining life on it. If it happend here on Earth, why can't it happen elsewhere?
ON THE TOPIC OF HOSTILITY WITH/FROM OTHER WORLDLY LIFEFORMS: the number 1 rule to remember is show that you…