DNA components confirmed to come from space

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    Meteorites: Tool kits for creating life on Earth

    From Meteorites, the Building Blocks of Life NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Chris Smith In what appears to be seriously big news from a team of NASA-funded researchers, scientists have found evidence that some building blocks of DNA--including two of the four nucleobases that make up our genetic code--found in meteorites were created in space, lending credence to the idea that life is not homegrown but was seeded here by asteroids, meteorites, or comets sometime in Earth's early lifetime. This is big news, of course, because if the ingredients for life were brought here from some external source, there's always the possibility that the same thing has happened elsewhere in the universe--possibly many times over. Scientists have been extracting fragments of DNA from meteorites for decades now, but there was never really hard proof that those pieces of biological molecules were native to the extraterrestrial object rather than terrestrial contamination that occurred when the object slammed into Earth. S

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    Most right wingers insist many of them, more than 6% in fact, are "scientists" but believe "life" came from a single spaceman. And he used his magical powers to shimmer people into being from dirt. Probably wore "sandals".
     
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    Does that mean that everyone who insists that we are not from this planet are right?
     
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    Rdean, descended from extraterrestrials.

    Never saw that coming
     
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    Rdead, part asteroid. Explains a lot don't it?
     
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    Actually, since the universe began as "hydrogen", it took exploding suns to make all the elements, except helium, that we are made of. We are literally the "Children of Stars".

    Except you. You were shimmered into being from dirt. I'm pretty sure you agree.
     
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    Yeah, you believe that it's all random, Carl Sagan
     
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    Well, what do you know? They discovered this by performing experiments in the lab.

    I thought you said that wasn't needed, Deanie?
     
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    He was a space adolescent and this was the result of his science project which he got a failing grade on.
    And no sandals since he did not even have feet.
     
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    Again rdean shows his ignorance in the fact that there are as many Democrats who are Christians as there are Republicans. It's a shame his hatred has to fuck up a good story.
     
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    Yea, they found asteroids in a lab. Because right wingers understand that if it isn't in a "lab", it's not science, right? Did I get that right?
     

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