|QUOTE (sivispacem @ Apr 6 2011, 17:06)|
| Statistically, as less complex life-forms are more likely to evolve or be produced by atmospheric conditions and circumstances, the likelihood is that the majority of extra-terrestrial life is bacterial in nature. |
I know, I was just telling Toup that the people that are discussing intelligent extra-terrestrial life forms were talking in a situation of contact with them.
This again brings up a point.
People are often confused as to how life actually first appeared on this planet (I mostly see creationists using this as proof of a god) and was thinking, is it possible that life of a bacterial form inhabiting a type of space travel (asteroid?) came to Earth in that way?
Coinciding with the chance of this planet providing perfect conditions for the single cellular life form and excessive natural selection.
The only problem I see is how would the life stay alive for so long on something non atmospheric whilst travel.
There's also the theory of some kind of energy burst causing a mix of chemicals to react into life.
Anyone else know any 'beginning of life' theories? (Or would this discussion be more fit for the Evolution v Creationism topic?)