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ZetaTalk: Space Dust, Alive?
written Jan 6, 2006

Life, of course, is everywhere, as we have explained, emerging on diverse worlds, carbon or silicon based or emerging on worlds humans would consider too poisonous for life. Gaseous planets support life, on occasion, nor is DNA, per se, required. Crystals develop, start and grow, but are not considered life. Why? Because mobility is utterly lacking, and thus any ability for conscious thought as independence from the environment is not possible. A tree lacks mobility but is alive, because it reacts to attacks against itself by healing its wounds and seeks to perpetuate itself by leaning into the sunlight. Life defends itself, perpetuates itself, and seeks to grow by accumulation. With mobility comes intelligence, scarcely needed otherwise. With intelligence can come consciousness, the awareness of the self as distinct from other life. We have stated that life evolves naturally on many planets, those that can sustain life, and the numbers are far beyond what man imagines possible. Some type of liquidity is invariably a necessity for the start of life, so the chemicals required can encounter each other. This may be a liquid or a gaseous state. That said, why would dust from a meteor appear to be alive, a form of life in any case, celular?

Most of the meteors that sling past Earth are from the solar system, despite what human astronomers declare. As we have stated, comets, the dirty snowballs that outgas brilliantly as they round the Sun, are vestiges of a couple dozen planets that rode the Asteroid Belt in the past, water planets almost to a one, and lifebearing. The Asteroid Belt holds the majority of the magma from those planets, which burst into space and hardened into odd shapes. If life had begun, on all those planets, what stage of development were they in? Life, whether it evolves naturally or is seeding to expedite the process, does not develop in a day. It develops in steps and stages. One stage is in place before the next step can be taken. DNA supports the ability of life to replicate itself and carry forward the dictates of biological function. Since man comes late to examining his own beginnings, he cannot determine if DNA arrived before the cell, or the cell was in place before the DNA. The assumption is that DNA came first, links forming in some kind of primordial soup, and the cell developed later as a protective device. Now, they know otherwise.

DNA in a soup would be subject to assault, continually, and thus not perpetuate itself with any certainty. Life does not develop in chaos, but rather where a soup with rich ingredients exist. Complex molecules form in nature, as an example, the petrochemicals that form over the heat of volcanoes, or during lightning storms. The cell body does not dissipate without DNA, as human scientists know. It feeds, and continues. It does this without assistance, as long as the soup it finds itself in allowed growth. Death of a cell occurs only when it is attacked, exposed to attack, so that the molecular functions that allowed it to form and retain form are disrupted. The evidence dropped to Earth was encased in an asteroid chunk that protected the molecular composition of these cells from the formerly life bearing planets in the Asteroid Belt. They thus had no reason to die. But as the shape clearly presents, this was a stage of life prior to DNA insertion, the next stage. DNA naturally forming in primordial pools needs a nest, a shelter. With cells about, it can migrate through the skin of a cell to interior chambers, which it does today. Is this not what the virus does, when infecting a cell? Is this not what RNA does when it travels between cells, communicating?

Signs of the Times #1529
Skepticism greets claim of possible alien microbes [Jan 5] 'A paper to appear in a scientific journal claims a strange red rain might have dumped microbes from space onto Earth four years ago. At least 50,000 kg (55 tons) of the particles have fallen in all. People on the streets found their cloths stained by red raindrops. In a few places the concentration of particles were so great that the rainwater appeared almost like blood. The particles look like one-celled organisms and are about 4 to 10 thousandths of a millimeter wide, somewhat larger than typical bacteria. The particles seem to lack a nucleus, the core DNA-containing compartment that animal and plant cells have, the researchers wrote. Chemical tests indicated they also lacked DNA, the gene-carrying molecule that most types of cells contain. The outer envelope seems to contain an inner capsule, which in some places appears to be detached from the outer wall to form an empty region inside the cell. Further, there appears to be a faintly visible mucus layer present on the outer side of the cell. The major constituents of the red particles are carbon and oxygen. Carbon is the key component of life on Earth. Silicon is most prominent among the minor constituents of the particles; other elements found were iron, sodium, aluminum and chlorine. The red rain phenomenon first started in Kerala after a meteor airburst event, which occurred on 25th July 2001. Alive or dead, the particles have some staying power, if the paper is correct. Even after storage in the original rainwater at room temperature without any preservative for about four years, no decay or discolouration of the particles could be found.'