Abiotic Oil or Panspermia – Take Your Pick
November 10, 2011 1 Comment
You read that right. Complex organic molecules; the kind that are the building blocks of life!
How they are created in the stellar infernos is a complete mystery. The chemical structure of these molecules is similar to that of coal or oil, which, according to mainstream science, come from ancient biological material.
So, there seem to be only two explanations, each of which has astounding implications.
One possibility is that the molecules responsible for these spectral signatures are truly organic, in the biological “earth life” sense of the world. I don’t think I have to point out the significance of that possibility. It would certainly give new credence to the panspermia theory, suggesting that we are but distant relatives or descendents of life forms that permeate the universe. ETs are our brothers.
The other possibility is that these molecules are organic but not of biological origin. Instead, they are somehow created within the star itself. Given that they resemble organic molecules in coal and oil, it would seem to indicate that if such molecules can be generated non-biologically in stars, and the earth was created from the same protoplanetary disk that formed our sun, oil and coal are probably also not created from biological organic material.
In other words, this discovery seems to lend a lot of support to the abiotic oil theory.
That or we have evidence that we are not alone.
Either way, a significant find.
Buried in the news.