Re: PRO/PL> Microbe fossils - Mars
Thu, 21 Aug 1997 12:51:41 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-08-21 05:27:12 EDT, you write:

<< I'm sceptical; saying it is fungi and bacteria sounds a bit too bold.
It is likely that the newspaper has distorted the news >>

I thought, it was strange that the report was San Diego and the newspaper was
Portuguese (newspaper O Estado de Sao Paulo). Maybe something was lost in
the translation by "Mod.JW?" Fungus is much more highly evolved than
bacteria from what we know on Earth, . . . but on Mars? I can't understand
how the evolution fungus was possible on Mars. It seems too good to be true.
Too many intermediate evolutionary developments in between bacteria and
fungus. Of course, what "looks" like fungus might not be fungus, this is
Exomicrobiology we are talking about after all.


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