Friday, October 29, 2010

READ THIS: A Debate about the searching for different life forms

Read this article if you have time, it is interesting to think about and tie together some of the things we have been discussing:

"...Let's say we go to Titan, and we find life that has had a separate creation, with no communication with Earth-like life ever. That's not just a separate phylum, kingdom, domain, or dominion, it's a separate tree. As taxonomists, we have to be ready to build a bigger house. Because it's coming -- either we'll find it or we're going to build it, but there will be life as we don't know it in a diversity of form on this planet in this next century. It's being built in many places right now." (Peter Ward)

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