Monday, June 16, 2008

Damn Aliens Are Everywhere

Scientists studying meteorites have discovered the presence of organic molecules on meteorites. These molecules are the basic components of amino acids, which in turn are the building blocks of life itself. This is startling, because it not only implies that the seeds of life came from outer space, but that they can survive the plunge through Earth's atmosphere. It also strongly suggests that we are all alien in origin.

Of course, creationists will argue that this new evidence still doesn't explain how those molecules eventually combined to create life. That's not surprising. Whenever new scientific discoveries somehow discredit longstanding religious beliefs, the believers find a way to rationalize the evidence away, and then go on to find new straws to cling to.

The mere suggestion that we all somehow came from space is certain to also shake up the debate over illegal immigration. After all, it strongly implies that the only illegal aliens in America aren't all from Mexico.

On the other hand, let's see a basic amino acid on a meteorite mow your lawn.

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