alexa The Transition from Earth-centred Biology to Cosmic Lif
ISSN: 2332-2519

Journal of Astrobiology & Outreach
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The Transition from Earth-centred Biology to Cosmic Life#

N Chandra Wickramasinghe 1,3,4,*, Gensuke Tokoro2,3 and Milton Wainwright1,5
1Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology; University of Buckingham, Buckingham, UK
2Hitotsubashi University, Institute of Innovation Research, Tokyo, Japan
3Institute for the Study of Panspermia and Astroeconomics, Gifu, Japan
4International Research Centre, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
5Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield, UK
#Paper presented at United Nations/Austria Symposium on “Space Science and the United Nations” Graz, Austria, 22 to 24 September 2014
Corresponding Author : N Chandra Wickramasinghe
Director, Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology and Honorary Professor
University of Buckingham, UK
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Received Sep 29, 2014, Accepted Nov 05, 2014, Published Nov 10, 2014
Citation: Wickramasinghe NC, Tokoro G, Wainwright M (2015) The Transition from Earth-centred Biology to Cosmic Life#. JAstrobiolOutreach 3:122. doi:10.4172/2332-2519.1000122
Copyright: © 2015 Wickramasinghe NC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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A paradigm shift with potentially profound implications has been taking place over the past 3 decades. The convergence of research in diverse disciplines points to life being a cosmic phenomenon. A near-infinite information content of life appears to have evolved on a cosmological scale over vast distances, and enormous spans of time. It appears highly unlikely that life could have emerged from chemicals in “some warm little pond” on the Earth; in contrast we maintain that every species of life on the Earth, including Homo sapiens, is in essence the result of an assembly of cosmologically derived viral genes. The ingress of such genes that continues to the present day led to their accommodation within the genomes of evolving lineages, sifted according to the “natural processes of selection”, a mechanism first enunciated by Patrick Matthews and later used by Darwin. The evidence for this point of view has now grown to the point where we believe, it will soon need to be accepted by the majority of the scientific community. This is particularly critical, since we suggest that new diseases capable of threatening Man’s existence could arrive to Earth from space. Moreover, we need to understand that we must live in harmony with the Earth and its ever-changing biosphere if we are to coexist with it.


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