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Applying a maxim from computer science to biology raises the intriguing possibility that life existed before Earth did and may have originated outside our solar system, scientists say.

Moore's Law is the observation that computers increase exponentially in complexity, at a rate of about double the transistors per integrated circuit every two years. If you apply Moore's Law to just the last few years' rate of computational complexity and work backward, you'll get back to the 1960s, when the first microchip was, indeed, invented.

Now, two geneticists have applied Moore's Law to the rate at which life on Earth grows in complexity

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That's a very interesting concept. I guess most of us believe that earth was created first and life came along later.

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Makes perfect sense to me. Why would Earth have the first sign of life? Seems most likely that it didn't.
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This same process could, theoretically, be applied to the rate of how our knowledge expands, couldn't it? Wouldn't that let us get a more accurate estimate as to when we advanced from say, the one age to the next. Also, this could be applied to human migration patterns, and since we already have a pretty good idea as how we migrated across the world, we could use it to cross-check, by better understanding if we understand migration correctly. This would also let us know if this, like Benfords law, can be applied to a wide variety of aspects, such as the formation of the first strands of life.

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We will never know unless we explore.

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So out there are the original humans? :D
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[quote name='Raa' timestamp='1366335959' post='595645968']
So out there are the original humans? :D
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So Giorgio Tsoukalos has been right all along.
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life was seeded to suitable planet, in this case earth.
if panspermia theory is correct, theres should be traces of failed seeds in unsuitable celestial bodies like moon.

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I can't see why not, science tells us the big bang started the series of events that formed life on earth, if this is indeed true, then who's to say this bang that created our solar system wasn't the death of another sun, one that had life under it's system (etc...)
Hell, there are theories that these big bangs are happening in distant parts of space right now.
I'm not an astrophysicist, so I wouldn't know.

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[quote name='Torolol' timestamp='1366346738' post='595646156']
if panspermia theory is correct, theres should be traces of failed seeds in unsuitable celestial bodies like moon.
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Not unlikely that they're could be traces of life in rocks on the moon... no doubt many of the rocks could have originated from Earth.

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Well, God's eternal so I guess that would predate Earth.

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[quote]Is Life Older Than Earth Itself?[/quote]

Of course, it is. The age of the observable universe is at least 13 billion years. It would be ignorant to assume that in a dozen of billion of years between the Big Bang and the birth of the Solar system, Earth appeared as the first inhabited planet.

Fortunately, there's now one scientific bit to back this up.
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It's possible, maybe even likely that life predates our planet. There are galaxies that are much older than the Milky Way. It's safe to assume that it could contain millions or even billions of habitable planets.

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Interesting conclusion on page 14 (http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1304/1304.3381.pdf) that because of this it possible that we were in fact among the first civilisations to emerge

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Well of course life existed on other planets/solar systems before even Earth was created.
I still don't understand how people could even be so retarded to even think that Earth, out of trillions and trillions of other planets, could be the only one with life.

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Energy is conciousness... energy was far well before matter.

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I thought it was universally accepted that it's likely life on earth started from pieces of genetic material bought in on a meteoric collision with earth. :s

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[quote name='Mikeffer' timestamp='1366362010' post='595646436']
I thought it was universally accepted that it's likely life on earth started from pieces of genetic material bought in on a meteoric collision with earth. :s
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There's little evidence one way or the other, so it's by no means universally accepted. It's certainly a credible theory.

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[quote name='theyarecomingforyou' timestamp='1366362225' post='595646448']
There's little evidence one way or the other, so it's by no means universally accepted. It's certainly a credible theory.
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Yup, sorry, not had the first coffee of the morning yet = can't form proper sentences. :p

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[quote name='Raa' timestamp='1366335959' post='595645968']
So out there are the original humans? :D
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[quote name='Growled' timestamp='1366336420' post='595645980']
So Giorgio Tsoukalos has been right all along.
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Yes. ;)

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