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Octopus tetricus is hiding under a rock in Clovelly Pool, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Octopus tetricus is hiding under a rock in Clovelly Pool, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Octopuses from the Sky: Scientists Propose “Aliens Seeded Life on Earth”

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1135
Guests
Sarah Chaffee
Duration
00:13:32
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On this episode of ID the Future, host Sarah Chaffee and biologist Ann Gauger discuss panspermia, the topic of a peer-reviewed paper published recently by several very serious scientists. Panspermia tries to sidestep problems in origins biology by suggesting that, to quote the title of an old science fiction movie, “it came from outer space.” And yes, maybe even aliens sent it our way. Maybe (honest — this is a real theory) the first octopuses came here special delivery, as encapsulated embryos falling from the sky. Anything but intelligent design, for these very serious scientists.

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Sarah Chaffee

Sarah Chaffee is Program Officer in Education and Public Policy at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. She earned her B.A. in Government. During college she interned at Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler’s office and for Prison Fellowship Ministries. Before coming to Discovery, she worked for a private land trust with holdings in the Southwest.
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abiogenesis
Evolution
Intelligent Design
octopus
origin of life
panspermia