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the article refers to two names.


Sir Fred Hoyle (1915-2001)



Chandra Wickramasinghe


They both are scientists.


"Scientists" huh? Well, that certainly explains it.....


From your link:


"Distinguished and controversial British astronomer, mathematician, popularizer of science, and novelist, who rejected the 'big bang' theory. "Every cluster of galaxies, every star, every atom had a beginning, but the universe itself did not," Hoyle claimed. He coined the phrase "big bang" to mock the opposing model, according to which the universe originated from a spontaneous explosion. Hoyle also suggested that life had a cosmic, not terrestrial origin, and viruses could originate from certain meteor streams. He supported the anthropic principle, holding that there is a design in creation: the universe was designed in such a way as to produce life. "Our existence dictates how the universe shall be," he stated, and added, "a fine ego-boosting point of view on which you may travel, fare paid, to conferences all over the world." Besides scientific works, Hoyle published many science fiction novels, written in collaboration with his son, Geoffrey Hoyle."




"From his childhood he has mysteriously felt connected with the universe. Being a Buddhist the idea of life having a cosmic connection was in tune with his philosophy.


Some years ago he told me, "the idea of life being a cosmic phenomenon is fully in tune with Buddhist as well as Vedic philosophy. Ancient Buddhist texts described inhabited circling distant suns, collections of suns to form greater world systems , collections of world systems and so on. I have surely been inspired by these philosophies throughout my scientific studies."


A graduate of the University of Ceylon. He later joined the Cambridge University on a Commonwealth scholarship and did his PhD under the late Sir Fred Hoyle, one of the best astronomers of the 20th century. He was later awarded the university’s highest doctorate for science, the prestigious Scd. He was decorated by the President of Sri Lanka with the title "Vidya Jothi". He came to Cardiff University in Wales in 1973 and organized a new department of astronomy that became one of the top astronomy centers in Europe. Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe and the late Sir Fred Hoyle were later awarded the Dag Hammarskjöld Gold medal for Science

After thirty 33 years of work as the professor of astronomy and mathematics, Chandra Wickramasinghe is the world’s leading exponent of the theory known as panspermia- the science that teaches earth and other planets in the universe may have been seeded for life by microorganisms carrying comets.


Before Chandra Wickremesinghe scientists thought that huge obscuring clouds in deep space like the horse head nebula were made up of ice particles. But his untiring research showed the particles were mainly made of carbon- a form of a substance that was connected with life- a freeze dried dormant bacteria.


Wickramasinghe calls them our genetic ancestors. When he first came out with this theory, extremely harsh criticism was leveled against him. Some even called the theory pseudo- science. Chandra Wickramasinghe thinks if there was no Sir Fred Hoyle, one of the greatest astronomers of the last century, stood by him his theory would have certainly been put out of existence. He and the late Fred Hoyle were later awarded the Dag Hammarskjöld Gold medal for Science.


Chandra Wickramasinghe has made his theory of panspermia the mainstream in the new science of astrobiology - a link between astronomy and biology.


To celebrate his new theories, the Cardiff university was holding a scientific seminar to discuss the new view of the world of science that boldly said that life did not start in a primordial soup spontaneously here on earth as believed earlier but it started 4000 million years ago on comets and traveled through space to earth and countless other planets. With the participation of nearly 40 scientists from all over the world the seminar was held from September 5 entitled, Unraveling of Our Cosmic Ancestry. "

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Isnt HIV a sexually transmitted disease. BTW canit be cured?


No, though the current state of drugs makes it livable. There are, however, some people - well, very very few people, I should say (don't get your hopes up, everybody) - who aren't susceptible to it because they have a genetic mutation causing their cells to lack the protein that the HIV virus attaches to. Which is pretty nifty.

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