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Did Life Exist BEFORE Earth? Researchers Calculate It Began 10 Billion Years Ago - Predating Our Planet

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Life existed before Earth, and may have originated outside out solar system, researchers have claimed. Geneticists have used a theory that usually governs the speed increases of computers - and applied it to life.

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Sue Matheson (79)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 5:16 pm
interesting idea

Roger G (154)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 5:35 pm
noted, thanks!

Kit B (276)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 7:21 pm

This is not a new idea and it gains in strength the more we learn about the origins of life. It just might be that the ET is no farther away than your mirror.

Alan Lambert (91)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 8:12 pm
Fascinating. I'm gonna look into this further.

Sherri G (128)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 1:10 am
Kit I wondered who that is looking back at me as I age. Agnes thank you for sharing this article. Anything that get us to thinking outside the box is a good thing.

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 1:33 am
noted + read , thanks

Danuta W (1248)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 1:33 am

Lynn D (0)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 1:48 am
noted with much thanks!

Judy C (97)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 1:50 am
Very interesting. Thanks, Agnes.

Lindsay K (6)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 2:37 am
Fascinating - thanks

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 3:32 am
With the suitable environment, life exists

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 4:23 am

James Travers (6)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 5:00 am
haha Kit. "It just might be that the ET is no farther away than your mirror."

That would explain that wrinkly face staring back at me when I shave. He wasn't here thirty years ago. I think the ET is forcing his way to the surface

Jaime A (52)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 5:18 am

cecily w (0)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 5:51 am
Thank you.

Arwen Woods (207)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 5:54 am
Unfortunately, this article has come from just about the most ridiculous and bigoted newspaper in the United Kingdom so I can't take it seriously. I would need to do some further reading from more reputable sources. Noted.

Gloria p (304)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 6:09 am
It's possible but I don't care.

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 6:10 am
Anything is possible!! Thx for finding+sharing this article with us Agnes! Simply interesting...

. (0)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 7:07 am
Great article. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa W (782)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 7:07 am
interesting, thank you

Kay H (0)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 9:09 am
Not a new theory, but a fascinating one.

Malgorzata Zmuda (198)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 10:38 am
to jest science fiction niczym nie poparte

Darren W (218)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 11:03 am
I don't think Scientists or Science should rule anything out, as new discoveries are being made all the time...

Roger Skinner (14)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 12:38 pm
I don't think the evolution of computers has much to do with the evolution of life. This is just a thought experiment with little evidence to support it.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 1:21 pm
Thanks for posting, Agnes. Quite interesting! I don't know where the idea ever came from that life began on Earth. That has always seemed ridiculous to me.

Winn A (179)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 1:29 pm

. (0)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 2:14 pm
Noted. Thanks

Jeremy S (3)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 3:16 pm
Intriguing idea. Although I don't come from England, I've heard (as others have said here) that the Daily Mail newspaper is not very reputable, or at least that its statements should be taken with a grain of salt.

As it happens, the life-began-outside-Earth idea was used by the late Douglas Adams as part of his Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, in which he has a humanoid species from the future go back and actually populate ancient Earth. Naturally, this is fiction. However, disregarding the time travel element and the humanoid aliens turning into prehistoric humans, it's currently accepted that a long time ago, a spark of cosmic dust landed here, causing the chemical reaction that led to the beginnings of life. And if it could happen here, why not somewhere else, long before it happened here?

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 3:19 pm
Thank you.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 4:11 pm

Arwen Woods (207)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 4:26 pm
Jeremy S, it's not so fondly known as The Daily Fail.

Gloria H (88)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 6:48 pm
gee...I thought according to some people........ life begins at conception!
so somewhere in space something (someone?) (two someones?) were "doing the deed"?
and just where did their little souls going to when they "died?"

Elle B (84)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 8:59 pm
"We still do not know one-thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us." —Albert Einstein

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday April 22, 2013, 5:58 am
interesting post Agnes...thanks for sharing, although ...........

Lloyd H (46)
Monday April 22, 2013, 6:30 am
Interesting, one should note that the scientist admit that it is purely theoretical as in no actual basis in fact. Impossible, probably not given that we know the entire solar system is composed mainly of elements that can only be created and dispersed by Novae of various types. However the use of a model based purely on human technology to date a process that is essentially driven by the survival success rate of random mutations is, at least to me, about as accurate as using the much edited Bible to give the Earth an age of 7,000 years. It is fun to think about by I have a feeling that their number is far far too small. And that is just considering the massive amount of time required for enough Novae to produce the massive amounts of carbon, iron et alia for the tiny percentage of which would actually be required to randomly be in the area of our Solar System.

Gary L (138)
Monday April 22, 2013, 9:13 am

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Monday April 22, 2013, 5:23 pm
I'm sure life exists in many places out there. Thank you for the interesting article.

Klaus Peters (14)
Monday April 29, 2013, 1:57 am
I do believe in after life, eventually we have to face up to what we have done wrong in our previous life. I do feel comfortable with that, but on the other hand it is scary to face the unknown.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 6:18 pm
I believe yes, the space is too big!

Carol H (229)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 9:04 am
very interesting, thanks Agnes
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