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Old 09-16-2013, 09:26 PM
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Comet Impact Created Genesis?

How a comet impact may have jump-started life on Earth -- and elsewhere - latimes.com

A new report suggests amino acids, the chemical building blocks necessary for life as we know it, may be scattered throughout the solar system, created when high-speed comets smacked into the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn, and rocky planets like our very own Earth.

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Sure why not. God created the comet.

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It's the argument of the Prime Mover.
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That's an interesting piece of research. The theory is not new however. The idea that amino acids, or more advanced organic stuff... might have been "seeded" on earth from cometary impact has been around for a while.

Unfortunately the types of morons making those comments at the bottom have been too, and all ways will be

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The Prime Mover argument, at least on Aristotle's grounds (and Aquinas'), doesn't imply that there was a start to life. The Prime Mover argument is completely compatible with the idea that life has always existed. The Prime Mover has logical priority, not temporal priority.
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One of the great thinkers said "It is from the poverty of our imaginations that we think life had to have a beginning and an end". That quote is from memory so it might be technically inaccurate.
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Nothing like a troll thread to jump start a Tuesday morning.
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Nothing like a troll thread to jump start a Tuesday morning.
Coming from the master, such a compliment! Thank you, so much.
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When did posting a scientific discovery become trolling?

And how would the amino acids survice the impact? Wouldnt they get incinerated?
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When did posting a scientific discovery become trolling?

And how would the amino acids survice the impact? Wouldnt they get incinerated?
Many would. But comets are mostly ices and so much melting would occur prior to impact. One theory is that the earths oceans evolved thru cometary impact.

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The Prime Mover argument, at least on Aristotle's grounds (and Aquinas'), doesn't imply that there was a start to life. The Prime Mover argument is completely compatible with the idea that life has always existed. The Prime Mover has logical priority, not temporal priority.
The prime mover is a cause-effect argument. A movement implies something impelled movement. The general argument applies directly to life, whether special creation or evolution.

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