You probably remember the headlines about bacteria in that sample of Mars rock. Life on other worlds!
You won’t remember, because nobody blabbed, the bacteria were earth-like. Same genetic code, same enzymes. Too earth-like.
Buy me another whiskey and I’ll explain.
We thought contamination, of course. But the sample was four billion years old. Here’s the kicker—life on earth started around three and half billion years.
You put the pieces together. Life on Mars was earth-like. It began before life on Earth. See? Our life originated on Mars. Nothing else fits. They suppressed that.
Another? Thanks. You’re a gentleman.