The Creation of Man

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Re: The Creation of Man

A thing I would not agree with Hoyle and Wickramasinghe is about how/ if panspermia is directed. They imply that it is undirected: seeds of life go through the Universe as rain of bacteria and spores. I tend to think it is strictly directed. Let?s consider both scenarios. 1st, undirected: spores of all life forms come to earth and other planets from ?clouds of life?. Then, we should be able to find spores that develop into all life forms, not just bacterial spores. We do not know of any of this kind. Second, even if the spores are too rare to find, diverse life forms should have originated before the Cambrian explosion, spread more uniformly over the earth history, and appeared as soon as conditions permitted, well before the Cambrian. If the spores are even more rare and hit planets once in a hundred million years, now what kind of hit should it have been to bring about 5 million species of insects and other species at once? A sort of magic meteorite could it have been. For the sake of digging for right answers we naturally avoid magic. 2nd, directed: life is brought to planets and fine-tuned by strictly directed events. The argument to the contrary, to start with, is in the seeming lack of reason behind the immense clouds of bacteria in the interstellar space. Still, things may go like this: life is seeded where environment favors. Next, when more simple life forms improve and build up conditions for more advanced organisms, the latter are introduced and then maintained and adjusted by bacterial and viral upgrades. It appears that the spread of life and advanced intelligence is more tuned than just dropping everything everywhere and this way resembling Darwinian sort of waist, side products of which we would see elsewhere than in textbooks.