From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 13:47:03 +0100 Archived: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 11:34:28 -0400 Subject: Re: Could Aliens Have Created Life On Earth? >From: Albert Baier <albertgbaier.nul> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 13:47:03 -0500 >Subject: Re: Could Aliens Have Created Life On Earth? <snip> >Personally, I tend to lean away from the 'random chance' >theories, since I don't believe the extraordinarily complex >machinery of a single cell could arise spontaneously. The role >of energy is paramount in living systems, and there has been >little research in this area. Energy is the key to understanding >how living systems arise. Creation is merely a property of the >Universe, any 'intelligence' we see there is our own >imagination. No God required. Hello Albert, Yes, am inclined to agree with your line of thought - and other folk were thinking that way too. Here's some quotes, in no particular order "there is a grand design in the Universe that favours the development of intelligent life" --John D. Barrow & Frank J. Tipler in 'The Anthropic Cosmological Principle' "To my way of thinking, there is still something mysterious about evolution, with its apparent 'groping' towards some future purpose. Things at least seem to organize themselves somewhat better than they 'ought' to, just on the basis of blind-chance evolution and natural selection." -- Roger Penrose - 'The Emperor's New Mind' - 1989 "in brief, classical Darwinism is no longer considered valid by qualified biologists" -- Norman Macbeth (p. 5 of 'Darwin Retried' 1971) "An honest man, armed with all the knowledge available to us now, could only state that, in some sense, the origin of life appears at the moment to be almost a miracle." -- Francis Crick - p. 88 'Life Itself, Its Origin and Nature' (1981) "The Darwinian theory is wrong and the continued adherence to it is an impediment to discovering the correct evolutionary theory" --Fred Hoyle - 'Mathematics of Evolution' 1987 "we must therefore admit the possibility that, if we are not the highest intelligences in the universe, some higher intelligence may have directed the process by which the human race was developed, by means of more subtle agencies than we are acquainted with" --A R Wallace Those thoughts, on evolution, seem to follow your reasoning. With regard to the (local?) structure of the universe - and the problems of matter, mass and inertia - Planck was quite explicit: "All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. ..." -- Max Planck - Das Wesen der Materie [The Nature of Matter], speech at Florence, Italy (1944) The data, some mainstream some more advanced, tend to make me side with Planck, he might indeed be right. Only I'd maybe, when thinking about it, put that in the plural - as "conscious and intelligent minds". Cheers Ray D Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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