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The scientists from around the world art gallery in London this week to consider one possibility.
That possibilities the search for alien life but not necessarily way out there.
Try right under our noses here at home doctor -- shows Jackson senior astronomer at the search for extraterrestrial intelligence institute.
My guest today -- it -- -- doctor and welcome back to our program right we had John maybe six months ago.
That not a guy has no business I'm doing fine thank you Paul Davies out of Arizona.
But what does he mean by this suggestion that -- may have these cosmic visitors.
But alien life that we simply may have not just found under our noses -- yet.
-- what what Paul Davies is saying is that there could be sort of that shadow biology right here on earth I mean.
We're related to all the likely see not just the -- that presume that this stuff you see under a microscope you're related to those microbes doesn't mean you have to leave them in -- well.
But -- related to our DNA is related to their DNA were all DNA what Paul Davies is saying.
There could be -- whole another set of life on this planet that's not.
DNA base that we completely mess but the microbes to be so small it could even see it anyway so -- significance -- -- have a are likely that it was possible or even true well.
That's why you could possibly see -- with a microscope maybe we have I mean we see a lot of like little tiny things under a microscope we don't know that they all have DNA because the only way to find that out is either.
Chop them up and throw them into some machinery trying to analyze what makes up their bodies.
Or else grow them in a Petri -- now a lot of factory just don't want to grow -- -- -- -- may be some of this shadow biology they're really exists doesn't want a grown up and you know I felt that it does have the aliens feel about that Petri dish -- -- not be looking for a better home to.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- No there is no evidence -- this this is simply suggestion look it comes from this the facts are that life got started on this planet a long time ago very early.
That suggests untrue but it does suggest that life is a very -- very easy experiment for nature.
That you know given a plant like your -- cook up like right away.
Well if they caught that DNA base like maybe also cooked up who knows Q&A XNA based life and we simply haven't found it -- would be.
Interesting from the standpoint of biology.
And from the standpoint of knowing whether other planets also have liked to find out if -- the only kid on the block it's true what significance would that have on our.
Life here on earth.
Well I think that the -- really significant part of at all.
Is that if you could show that life got started more than once here are are may be that shadow biology again if it exists came from another world maybe you know we were infected by a rock.
It came from Mars four billion years ago -- -- that's possible.
Two if any of that is true what it shows you because it's been more than one instance of life on this planet that would show you that life is not a miracle.
That you know like cooked up a couple times here it's an easy thing to do and since there on the order -- a million million other planets just in our galaxy.
-- the place is probably right women -- did that life is a miracle so depending on where we go for the source.
A lot of folks that are life on this planet an absolute miracle -- Yeah I I know they do and it's kind of comforting isn't it back.
But let you know if if if you're a termite you come out here -- and and you look fifty yards away and you see another termite mound.
-- you might feel special as a -- up until that point but when you see there termite -- all around and got to say you know.
I'm just another term -- I guess is that you know the situation ahead.
No offense against the termites and our crowd today doctor.
Thank you for coming on it's a fascinating topic we'll see what comes out of London this week OK doc thank you out of Mountain View California good to see doctor Jeff your -- -- Coming to me thank you indeed I would have the.
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