Another very big week in space and cosmic news, so let’s dive right in…
Honestly, what are to make of The Times of London– arguably the most prestigious newspaper in the world- running a headline like this: “Aliens ‘may be living among us’ undetected by science.”
Which one of you said “conditioning process?”
Note how the picture is of a deep ocean scene.
UPDATE 2144 GMT: The ocean memes continue with news of the Global Marine Survey.
ITEM: Then there’s this – “New Artificial DNA points to alien life.”
NASA has been involved in searching for extra-terrestrial life along numerous avenues for decades, including the Viking mission to Mars in the 1970s and its recent missions to the red planet which have searched for signs of habitability there. NASA also funds an Astrobiology Institute, which partners with hundreds of researchers world-wide who study of the origins, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.
That’s fascinating. What do they know that they aren’t telling us?
Dr Alan Boss of the Carnegie Institution of Science said many of these worlds could be inhabited by simple lifeforms. But, based on the limited numbers of planets found so far, Dr Boss has estimated that each Sun-like star has on average one “Earth-like” planet.
“Not only are they probably habitable but they probably are also going to be inhabited,” Dr Boss told BBC News. “But I think that most likely the nearby ‘Earths’ are going to be inhabited with things which are perhaps more common to what Earth was like three or four billion years ago.” That means bacterial lifeforms. – BBC
He sounds very confident about that. But who’s going to be seeding those lifeforms on these planets?
I have a very dim view of “disclosure.”
To me, it’s all disinformation to lead people away from government black projects.
Then again, Knowles is the premier researcher into Modern Mythology and Esoterica.
Read ’em and weep. Seen From Space: Slouching Toward Disclosure?
Also check out his Obama post. http://secretsun.blogspot.com/2009/02/celebrating-17th.html
The stores of seeds in a “doomsday” vault in the Norwegian Arctic are growing as researchers rush to preserve 100,000 crop varieties from potential extinction.
The imperiled seeds are going to be critical for protecting the global food supply against devastating crop losses as a result of climate change, said Cary Fowler, executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust.
“These resources stand between us and catastrophic starvation,” Fowler said. “You can’t imagine a solution to climate change without crop diversity.”
That’s because the crops currently being used by farmers will not be able to evolve quickly enough on their own to adjust to predicted drought, rising temperatures and new pests and diseases, he said.
One recent study found that corn yields in Africa will fall by 30 percent by 2030 unless heat-resistant varieties are developed, Fowler noted.
“Evolution is in our control,” he said in an interview. “It’s in our seed bank. You take traits form different varieties and make new ones.”
Whether one believes in anthropocentric global warming or not, the world’s power brokers are making sure there’s enough food seed for them to grow crops.
Is climate change natural or man-made?
If it is natural, will it get helped along by being man-aged?