Michael B Dougherty had this profound thought:
If a small, multi-cellular organism was in a woman’s womb rather than (outer) space, scientists wouldn’t call it “life”.
What’s the backstory? A scientist’s claim to have discovered extraterrestrial, microscopic life:
“NASA SCIENTIST FINDS EVIDENCE OF ALIEN LIFE:
Dr. Richard B. Hoover, an astrobiologist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center [...] says he has found conclusive evidence of alien life — fossils of bacteria found in an extremely rare class of meteorite called CI1 carbonaceous chondrites. (There are only nine such meteorites on planet Earth.) Hoover’s findings were published late Friday night in the Journal of Cosmology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
… needless to say, if Hoover’s conclusions are found to be accurate, the implications for human life will be staggering. Here’s hoping that he’s right. (Yahoo! News)
As much as it is fascinating to speculate on the possibility of alien life, humanity’s greatest challenge at the moment is “discovering” the life that exists in the womb.
Ph/t: William Upton