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December 02, 2010

"Alien" (At Least As In "Strange, Unknown") Life Discovered On Earth? Blogger Says Arsenic-Based Bacteria Is Much Bigger Deal Than I Credited It As

Well, look, I at least wanted a space-protein or prion or somethin'. Biologically-expert commenters were saying this was a bigger deal than I thought, but I ignored them, not because I didn't believe them, but because I thought I'd already spent more time on the subject than warranted.

This blogger says it warrants more attention.

1. This is huge. How can anyone not see tthat this is huge?

2. Of course it's alien life. Whether it developed on this planet independently or it was deposited here by some meteor -- this is alien life.

To borrow a phrase from our most recent podcast, this is at the very least a "proof of concept" for alien life.

Hm, okay. That is sort of cool.

Livestream Over: Sorry, I thought they said 2pm CST, which would have been 3pm ET. In fact, the conference was held at 2pm ET, which means it was over before I posted it.

Here's the link, in case they re-run it. I'll see if I can find some clips on YouTube.



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