I guess Dr. Rosie Redfield is the go-to scientist to debunk these kinds of claims:http://rrresearch.blogspot.com/2011/03/is-this-claim-of-bacteria-in-meteorite.html"Executive Summary: Move along folks, there's nothing to see here."
It's interesting that things have come to this point: a NASA scientist announces he's found ET, and nobody gives a flip.
a) its not a NASA scientist
Aliens exist, and we have proof. That astonishingly awesome claim comes from Dr. Richard B. Hoover, an astrobiologist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, who says he has found conclusive evidence of alien life — fossils of bacteria found in an extremely rare class of meteorite called CI1 carbonaceous chondrites.
I guess Dr. Rosie Redfield is the go-to scientist to debunk these kinds of claims:http://rrresearch.blogspot.com/2011/03/is-this-claim-of-bacteria-in-meteorite.html
Unlike the Arsenic discovery, there is very little controversy about this paper, because in this case nobody believes the work. The arsenic discovery is controversial because quite a few think the authors are onto something, whereas others are very critical of the work.
Have the Terrorist Won? Only a few crackpots and charlatans have denounced the Hoover study. NASA's chief scientist was charged with unprofessional conduct for lying publicly about the Journal of Cosmology and the Hoover paper.
Tremendous efforts have been made to shout down the truth, and the same crackpots, self-promoters, liars, and failures, are quoted repeatedly in the media.
In 1584, Giordano Bruno published "Of Infinity, the Universe, and the World" and wrote: "There are innumerable suns and an infinite number of planets which circle around their suns as our seven planets circle around our Sun." However, according to Bruno, we are unable to see these planets and suns "because of their great distance or small mass." On February 19, 1600 Bruno was burned at the stake by the Inquisition for publishing these claims.
Following the publication of Richard Hoover's paper, what ensued could be likened to a rein of terror, a witch hunt, an inquisition designed to crush all discussion of his findings. There were even calls to "hang" Richard Hoover. Three hundred years ago, they would have burned us all at the stake.
It took courage to publish the Hoover discoveries. The Journal of Cosmology will continue to publish great theories and new discoveries.The terrorists and the lunatic fringe have lost.