An article in the BBC says, “Space rock contains organic molecular feast.”
Although they are not a sign of life, such organic compounds are life’s building blocks, and are a sign of conditions in the early Solar System.
It is thought the Murchison meteorite could even be older than the Sun.
The results of the meteorite study are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
“We are really excited. When I first studied it and saw the complexity I was so amazed,” said Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin, lead researcher on the study from the Institute for Ecological Chemistry in Neuherberg, Germany.
“Having this information means you can tell what was happening during the birth of the Solar System,” Dr Schmitt-Kopplin told BBC News.
Go read the rest of the article here.
Ah, chapter 6 in my humorously numerous review of the good Dr. Carl “Master of Evolution” Werner. For previous reviews, drop me an email. I’ll send you a link with all the reviews.
One of my many reasons for disbelief is how belief affected me creatively. When I was in the throughs of search, I resorted to hiding myself and my creativity. I lied to my family and friends. I told them, “Yeah, I’m still a believer. I’m reading ‘The God Delusion’ because I want to disprove it.” Then I’d roll my eyes and face palm.
All the while, only my closest friends might have known what I was going through regarding deconversion.
I’m not speaking for all believers, but for me, I put the lie in belief. I lied to believers for a long time, especially friends and family. I couldn’t stand to let them down. Belief is commonplace in the south. The Yeshua Fog is so thick that it creates an atmosphere of near impossibility to get out.
Christopher Hitchens’ documentary on Mother Teresa.
Part 1 of 3 – During her lifetime Mother Teresa had become synonymous with saintliness. But in 1994, three years before her death, journalist Christopher Hitchens made this provocative film asking if her reputation was deserved.
I know my readers aren’t liberal to moderate Christians, but there is a lot of great information here for the Christian readers of this blog. Yes, it’s an atheist speaking, but he divulges a lot of information that is pertinent to believers. If you watch or listen nothing else today from Le Café, this you should check out.
ProfMTH is someone I admire, so if you are really serious about the debate between Christianity and non-belief, this is a great source to explore.