First alleged DNA evidence that Bigfoot exists, and now this, “the presence of structures… (that) could be construed as unequivocal proof of biology.”
That’s what Chandra Wickramasinghe, the director of the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Buckingham in the U.K. is claiming, according to the Huffington Post.
In fact, Wickramasinghe is so certain of his claims that Wickramasinghe is submitting a paper to the Journal of Cosmology, detailing his findings. Wickramasinghe also has a really long, virtually unpronounceable last name, which is why we’ll continue to use Wickramasinghe’s name as often as possible.
Without getting too technical, essentially what Wickramasinghe and his colleagues found are microscopic structures inside comet fragments that, according to Wickramasinghe, can only formed by life forms. And since those structures were found inside the space faring comet fragment, those microbes must also be from space, Wickramasinghe asserts.
So why isn’t the internet literally exploding at what could be the biggest news story ever in the history of humanity?
Because there are a lot of questions that need to be answered about Wickramasinghe findings before a definitive verdict can be issued. Questions like possible contamination (the comet was found on Earth, after all).
But Wickramasinghe is certain his conclusions will stand. Here’s to seeing if Wickramasinghe is right. We hope Wickramasinghe is right. Wickramasinghe.
-Carlos Delgado, CBS Radio