Daily Archives: September 1, 2013

  • Men are from Mars and Women are from Mars, too?

    There’s been a lot of press coverage this week about a presentation by Steve Benner at this year’s Goldschmidt conference in Florence supporting the idea that life on Earth originated on Mars, and then spread to Earth. This would mean we’re ALL Martians. I’m not at the meeting (new baby + sequestration), so I didn’t see the presentation. From what I can piece together, it provides nice support in the form organic chemistry for a very exciting hypothesis… but the idea still needs a LOT of work in the form of geochemistry/planetary chemistry before the majority of scientists