The Resource Astronomical Origins of Life : Steps Towards Panspermia, by B. Hoyle, N.C. Wickramasinghe, (electronic resource)

Astronomical Origins of Life : Steps Towards Panspermia, by B. Hoyle, N.C. Wickramasinghe, (electronic resource)

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Astronomical Origins of Life : Steps Towards Panspermia
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Astronomical Origins of Life
Title remainder
Steps Towards Panspermia
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by B. Hoyle, N.C. Wickramasinghe
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Living material contains about twenty different sorts of atom combined into a set of relatively simple molecules. Astrobiologists tend to believe that abiotic mater­ ial will give rise to life in any place where these molecules exist in appreciable abundances and where physical conditions approximate to those occurring here on Earth. We think this popular view is wrong, for it is not the existence of the building blocks of life that is crucial but the exceedingly complicated structures in which they are arranged in living forms. The probability of arriving at biologically significant arrangements is so very small that only by calling on the resources of the whole universe does there seem to be any possibility of life originating, a conclusion that requires life on the Earth to be a minute component of a universal system. Some think that the hugely improbable transition from non-living to living mat­ ter can be achieved by dividing the transition into many small steps, calling on a so-called 'evolutionary' process to bridge the small steps one by one. This claim turns on semantic arguments which seek to replace the probability for the whole chain by the sum of the individual probabilities of the many steps, instead of by their product. This is an error well known to those bookies who are accustomed to taking bets on the stacking of horse races. But we did not begin our investigation from this point of view
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Hoyle, B
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520
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Wickramasinghe, N.C.
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  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Microbial ecology
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  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Paleontology
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Astronomical Origins of Life : Steps Towards Panspermia, by B. Hoyle, N.C. Wickramasinghe, (electronic resource)
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Panspermia 2000 -- 1. General Considerations -- On a Possibly Fundamental Principle in Chemistry as Viewed in a Cosmogonic Context -- Biological Activity in the Early Solar System in its Outer Regions -- An Object within a Particle of Extraterrestrial Origin Compared with an Object of Presumed Terrestrial Origin -- The Viability with Respect to Temperature of Micro-Organisms Incident on the Earth’s Atmosphere -- A Laboratory Experiment with Relevance to the Survival of Micro-Organisms Entering a Planetary Atmosphere -- Biological Evolution -- Metallic Particles in Astronomy -- The Universe and Life: Deductions from the Weak Anthropic Principle -- Miller-Urey Synthesis in the Nuclei of Galaxies -- 2. Cosmic Organic Polymers -- Formaldehyde Polymers in Interstellar Space -- Formaldehyde Polymers in Comets -- Composition of Cometary Dust: the Case against Silicates -- Primitive Grain Clumps and Organic Compounds in Carbonaceous Chondrites -- Spectroscopic Evidence for Interstellar Grain Clumps in Meteoritic Inclusions -- Calculations of Infrared Fluxes from Galactic Sources for a Polysaccharide Grain Model -- 3. Cosmic Micro-Organisms: Infrared Characterisation -- Infrared Spectroscopy of Micro-Organisms Near 3.4 ?m in Relation to Geology and Astronomy -- Infrared Spectroscopy over the 2.9-3.9 ?m Waveband in Biochemistry and Astronomy -- 2.8-3.6 ?m Spectra of Micro-Organisms with Varying H2O Ice-Content -- Organo-Siliceous Biomolecules and the Infrared Spectrum of the Trapezium Nebula -- The Spectroscopic Identification of Interstellar Grains -- The Availability of Phosphorus in the Bacterial Model of the Interstellar Grains -- Diatoms on Earth, Comets, Europa an. i. Interstellar Space -- A Diatom Model of Dust in the Trapezium Nebula -- Infrared Evidence for Panspermia: An Update -- 4. Evidence from Interstellar Extinction -- On the Nature of Interstellar Grains -- A Model for Interstellar Extinction -- The Ultraviolet Absorbance of Presumably Interstellar Bacteria and Related Matters -- The Case against Graphite Particles in Interstellar Space -- 5. Biogenic Aromatic Molecules in Space -- Organic Molecules in Interstellar Dust: A Possible Spectral Signature at ?.2200Å? -- Identification of the ? 2 200 Å Interstellar Absorption Feature -- A Unified Model for the 3.28 ? Emission and the 2200 Å Interstellar Extinction Feature -- Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Very Small Interstellar Grains -- An Integrated 2.5-12.5 ?m Emission Spectrum of Naturally-Occurring Aromatic Molecules -- Biofluorescence and the Extended Red Emission in Astrophysical Sources -- 6. Comets and Life -- Comets, Ice Ages, and Ecological Catastrophes -- Comets - A Vehicle for Panspermia -- Some Predictions on the Nature of Comet Halley -- A Model of the 2-1 ?m Spectrum of Comet Halley -- Modelling the 5-30 ?ectrum of Comet Halley -- Very Small Dust Particles (VSDP’met C/19962 B2 (Hyakutake) -- The Astonishing Redness of Kuiper-Belt Objects -- Eruptions of Comet Hale-Bopp at 6.5 AU -- Infrared Radiation from Comet Hale-Bopp
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1st ed. 2000.
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Label
Astronomical Origins of Life : Steps Towards Panspermia, by B. Hoyle, N.C. Wickramasinghe, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Antecedent source
mixed
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online resource
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cr
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not applicable
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text
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txt
Contents
Panspermia 2000 -- 1. General Considerations -- On a Possibly Fundamental Principle in Chemistry as Viewed in a Cosmogonic Context -- Biological Activity in the Early Solar System in its Outer Regions -- An Object within a Particle of Extraterrestrial Origin Compared with an Object of Presumed Terrestrial Origin -- The Viability with Respect to Temperature of Micro-Organisms Incident on the Earth’s Atmosphere -- A Laboratory Experiment with Relevance to the Survival of Micro-Organisms Entering a Planetary Atmosphere -- Biological Evolution -- Metallic Particles in Astronomy -- The Universe and Life: Deductions from the Weak Anthropic Principle -- Miller-Urey Synthesis in the Nuclei of Galaxies -- 2. Cosmic Organic Polymers -- Formaldehyde Polymers in Interstellar Space -- Formaldehyde Polymers in Comets -- Composition of Cometary Dust: the Case against Silicates -- Primitive Grain Clumps and Organic Compounds in Carbonaceous Chondrites -- Spectroscopic Evidence for Interstellar Grain Clumps in Meteoritic Inclusions -- Calculations of Infrared Fluxes from Galactic Sources for a Polysaccharide Grain Model -- 3. Cosmic Micro-Organisms: Infrared Characterisation -- Infrared Spectroscopy of Micro-Organisms Near 3.4 ?m in Relation to Geology and Astronomy -- Infrared Spectroscopy over the 2.9-3.9 ?m Waveband in Biochemistry and Astronomy -- 2.8-3.6 ?m Spectra of Micro-Organisms with Varying H2O Ice-Content -- Organo-Siliceous Biomolecules and the Infrared Spectrum of the Trapezium Nebula -- The Spectroscopic Identification of Interstellar Grains -- The Availability of Phosphorus in the Bacterial Model of the Interstellar Grains -- Diatoms on Earth, Comets, Europa an. i. Interstellar Space -- A Diatom Model of Dust in the Trapezium Nebula -- Infrared Evidence for Panspermia: An Update -- 4. Evidence from Interstellar Extinction -- On the Nature of Interstellar Grains -- A Model for Interstellar Extinction -- The Ultraviolet Absorbance of Presumably Interstellar Bacteria and Related Matters -- The Case against Graphite Particles in Interstellar Space -- 5. Biogenic Aromatic Molecules in Space -- Organic Molecules in Interstellar Dust: A Possible Spectral Signature at ?.2200Å? -- Identification of the ? 2 200 Å Interstellar Absorption Feature -- A Unified Model for the 3.28 ? Emission and the 2200 Å Interstellar Extinction Feature -- Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Very Small Interstellar Grains -- An Integrated 2.5-12.5 ?m Emission Spectrum of Naturally-Occurring Aromatic Molecules -- Biofluorescence and the Extended Red Emission in Astrophysical Sources -- 6. Comets and Life -- Comets, Ice Ages, and Ecological Catastrophes -- Comets - A Vehicle for Panspermia -- Some Predictions on the Nature of Comet Halley -- A Model of the 2-1 ?m Spectrum of Comet Halley -- Modelling the 5-30 ?ectrum of Comet Halley -- Very Small Dust Particles (VSDP’met C/19962 B2 (Hyakutake) -- The Astonishing Redness of Kuiper-Belt Objects -- Eruptions of Comet Hale-Bopp at 6.5 AU -- Infrared Radiation from Comet Hale-Bopp
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2000.
Extent
1 online resource (VIII, 381 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401142977
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-011-4297-7
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absent
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access
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  • (SSID)ssj0001240258
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11691644
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001240258
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