Cosmic genetic evolution

Cosmic Genetic Evolution, Volume 106 in the Advances in Genetics series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on Panspermia, Cometary Panspermia and Origin of Life, The Efficient Lamarckian Spread of Life in the Cosmos, The Sociology of Science and Generality of the DNA/RNA/Protein Paradigm Throughout the Cosmos, The Mutagenic Source and Power of Our Own Evolution, Origin of New Emergent Coronavirus and Candida Fungal Diseases – Terrestrial or Cosmic?, and Future Prospects for Investigation -The Near-Earth Neighborhood and Beyond.


Diseases from outer space

Evolution from Space: (with Fred Hoyle) 1981

If life was introduced to the Earth as bacteria and viruses to Earth 4 billlion years ago, similar incursions of bacteria and viruses could cause pandemic diseases intermittently, as well as contribute to evolution.


our cosmic ancestry in the stars

2019 update of the theory of cometary panspermia, and its societal impact

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A Destiny of Cosmic Life

The scientific autobiography of Chandra Wickramasinghe, beginning with his early life in his
home country Sri Lanka.


Space and Eternal Life

Journeyman Press, 1997

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A Destiny of Cosmic Life

A collection of the key papers that sets out the development of the Hoyle-Wickramasinghe theory of cometary panspermia, published in 2001.


Viruses from Space

We examine the data relating to epidemic diseases caused by viruses and argue that their epidemiology fits the concept of viruses from space

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Astronomical origins of life

The key technical papers on the Hoyle-Wickramasinghe theory of panspermia upto the turn
of the millennium.


life of an astrobiologist

A scientific autobiography describing the background and development of Chandra Wickramasinghe in relation to his contribution to astrophysics and astrobiology.

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the search for our cosmic ancestry

The scientific case for our cosmic ancestry is presented here in a book published by World
Scientific in 2015


Light Scattering Functions for Small Particles with Applications in Astronomy

A technical monograph of theory and computations needed for modeling the scattering
properties of interstellar dust.

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Lifecloud: The Origin of Life in the Galaxy

The popular explosion of the idea that organic molecules from interstellar space and comets were responsible for the origin of life, on Earth and elsewhere in the Universe


Space Travellers

The distribution of life in the solar system is discussed in relation to evidence from space exploration, connecting with the theory of panspermia

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With growing evidence supporting the theory of cometary panspermia this book published by J.M. Dent London in 1982 shows how the evolution of life on our planet is controlled by the arrival of bacteria and viruses from space.


Living Comets: (with Fred Hoyle)

Comets are discussed as the carriers and distributors of life throughout the galaxy and the universe

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Interstellar Grains,

First technical book on cosmic dust, following mainly from the PhD thesis of Chandra Wickramasinghe


A Journey with Fred Hoyle

The story of the interaction and collaboration between Chandra Wickramasinghe and Fred Hoyle over 40 years.

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