Re: panspermia news

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Thu May 10 2001 - 02:00:46 MDT

On Wed, 9 May 2001, scerir wrote:

> "It is very exciting," says Max Bernstein of NASA's Ames Research Center
> and the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute, both in Mountain
> View, Calif. "Such results provide a plausible scenario by which... amino acids
> could be separated from their mirror images, potentially solving a vexing problem
> of prebiotic chemistry."

Interesting. I suspected quartz to be playing that role. However, life's
chirality can be adequately explained by autoamplification of a rare


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