No, we also have that life arrive on Earth from space.
Also known as “kick the can”.
That’s right. Life could have began long ago and far away, and has been spreading across the cosmos for billions of years and billion of light-years on microscopic meteors.
The radiation in space would have fried any life during the eons. I call it wishful thinking. But you’re right about acronym: Genealogical Amoeba Pansperia, panspermia of the gaps.
Look at you! Reminds me of when you declared your Adam. Seems like science fiction is strong with you .
That does not seem likely.
I hope that meant that indeed it does not seem likely that life or molecular entities could survive without being dissociated by radiation in space.
We already know that some forms of life can survive indefinitely in space. In fact, if we find life on Mars, it might even be seeded from the earth.
Hugh Ross has been saying for decades that evidence of life will found on Mars and other solar system bodies, detritus blasted up from meteoric or cometic impacts with the earth. That in no way means it is necessarily viable. And transgalactic?! There is more radiation in space than I think your intuition is allowing for.
Why not just interplanetary? Or interstellar? Why jump all the way to intergallactic?
Okay, interstellar is fine. The conditions supporting life are so fine-tuned that it won’t be found in our solar system except as I just descrbed. Interstellar radiation levels are still severe. And how many light years away is the nearest star?
It is not that hard tobe radiation resistant if you are a microbe. Rather than speaking qualitively, produce some data.
I was actually going to suggest that we had evolved from tardigrades.
We do have a common ancestor with tardigrades
Do we? If I recall, the estimated mean time for a meteor to travel from Mars to Earth is in excess of 20 million years. Is that indefinitely enough?
How did we get on this topic?
And there won’t be healthy travel to Mars:
I brought up panspermia as a counter to the claim that “atheist have to believe in abiogenisis” . No we don’t, we don’t have to believe in anything. If you are equating atheists with scientists, then we atheist scientists have many ideas and continue to learn more and more about how life arose on Earth and the universe. Stay tuned. Much is going to be learned.
I absolutely agree.