Re: Mars life implications

Chris Hind (
Sat, 10 Aug 1996 11:34:48 -0700

At 10:22 8/8/96 PDT, you wrote:
>Anyone else out there find it improbable that life evolved from
>nothing to complex single-cells in the few hundred million years after
>the earth and mars cooled enough to support life? Seems more likely
>to me that life evolved more leisurely elsewhere and came here.
>Anyone know where this view is analyzed in more detail? I know there
>are concerns about cosmic rays frying cells in space, but maybe they
>can repair fast, or can hide in rocks.

I am more with the idea that possibly long ago an advanced alien
civilization happened to pass through our solar system and planted their
seed of life on our planet in the form of microbes. Much like we would do if
we had the sufficently advanced technology to accomplish the feat of
journeying to other star systems but the "life flew here on a rock" idea may
be just as well because I have a problem believing that life evolved here
due to the Earth being so highly violent during the period when life
supposedly appeared.