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I thought my readers might enjoy this article : A look at the scientific evidence for panspermia. “The strongest evidence to support a cosmic origin of life and panspermia is the mind-boggling complexity of life.” My colleague Sir Fred Hoyle famously commented : In the 16 years since Fred passed, we have discovered so much...
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O’ the irony! Having already spread billions of dessicated viruses and bacteria on the surface of Mars and most other local bodies, over so many missions, we now announced that: “We may need to put men on Mars before we can really rule out life on the Red Planet once and for all”. So man...
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India’s first Astrobiology Conference Life in Space – was organised in the city of MUMBAI by the Indian Astrobiology Research Centre and IARC Centre for United Nations in collaboration with Nehru Science Centre. The conference was a huge success attended by Astrobiology students from across India.  Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe from Churchill College, Cambridge University, UK delivered the...
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At a UN-sponsored Symposium on the “Space Science and the United Nations” held in Graz Austria from 22-24 September 2014, I  presented a paper entitled “The transition from Earth-centred biology to cosmic life” with co-authors Gensuke Tokoro and Milton Wainwright. The paper, now published in Journal of Cosmology (JoC, 24, 12080-12096) argues that a paradigm...
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