Written on October 3, 2013 – 10:12 pm
| by Mrs. Klein
Follow this link to find a brief news article in the “grades 6–8″ section of News Bytes. Write a blog post that discusses the topic in a way that invites comments. Include a link to the News Bytes document as I did. The following is my example.
“Impact of Comets Leads to Life”
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While the concept of amino acids being formed by a collision between a comet and a planet is slightly interesting to me, in no way can I agree with the statement, “The findings may help explain the origins of life on Earth.” Certainly, there are people who continue to look for an answer to the question of the origin of life on Earth. I feel no need to search for such an answer because I believe that God created all forms of life.
I have often been gullible in the past, but I am developing a healthy skepticism toward statements that I hear or read. After reading this brief article, I did a quick search on Google to see what has been written about this lately. An NBC online news article quoted one of the authors of the study: “Study co-author Zita Martins, a researcher at Imperial College London, said ‘the catch is that these building blocks need the right conditions in order for life to flourish(Boyle).’”
Another author of the study said, “This increases the chances of life originating and being widespread throughout our solar system.” I am just not convinced. It seems like there have to be too many coincidences for life to begin in a random fashion. I wonder how often comets collide with other celestial bodies. Would there be enough to say that a random occurrence could have happened elsewhere? Furthermore, I have never been particularly interested in the possibility of life outside of Earth. What would be the effect of finding life out in space?
Tags: outer space