Mar 11, 2013 2:27 PM GMT
mindgarden saidYawnz. Some people just never learn. In case you didn't know, people have been publishing papers like this for a hundred years. It's all just wishful thinking. These particular guys (who are not biologists) have done so several times. I once got sucked into being a co-author on one of them - rather embarrassing. (i.e., they used some of my data but grossly misinterpreted it.)
Bottom line: yes, there is some carbon in carbonaceous chondrites. Not particularly surprising. Notice how it fails to make headlines... you only get to "cry wolf" so many times...