Venus: Genesis 2.0


New Heaven, New Earth


“And I will give them the Morning Star“

-Revelation 2:28


Astronomers for centuries were waiting expectantly for a glimpse under the clouds of our sister planet, Venus. Theologians believed for a time the “new heaven and new earth” (Revelation 21:1) Apostle John described in his vision might be their Biblical solace promised in the here and now. They viewed it expecting to see doric columns and flying cherubs playing harps.


Bugged

When the spaceship Venera 4 penetrated the clouds of Venus in 1967, it is rumored that the surface temperatures, hot enough to melt lead (averaging around 467 C), indeed rendered the Russian spacecraft a smoldering waste within minutes.

Fifty km above the ground, Venus cloud is a balmy 25 C and 1 atm pressure, perfect for any spores hitching a ride from Earth to pop off and begin terraforming, a process not unlike fertilization of the ovum by sperm, pictured above.


Scientists have reported that simpler life forms like bacteria, fungi and tardigrades (fondly known as the ’Water Bear’) can go into a primitive spore state and survive travel in outer space. Bacteria have been found viable after years on the moon, reactivated from first landings upon return missions, NASA relates.

Seasons have been imagined in Venus’ clouds as they appear to change colour over time. At one point they appear green. At another time purple. Could biological processes be a cause?

A good candidate is the tartigrade, as it will contain a virtual zoo in its gut - bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa.  Genesis!


Bioterraforming


Venus cloud is full of carbon dioxide and sulfuric acid - essential components in bioterraforming.  

Water is a byproduct of bacterial biochemistry under certain conditions.  

Is the ocean not mere chance but the spore’s work?

Bacteria or other spores capable of seeding space likely colonized the galaxies with built-in encyclopedias of DNA - all forms from archaeans to humans (and on) within their 'junk' folders, ready to deploy.

Recipe for Genesis Project


1 - Spores from neighbor systems and planets infect clouds of greenhouse-stage planets at comfortable strata in the atmosphere

2 - Spore colonies bioterraform new host planet

3 - Spore layer consumes C to make oceans as per: 

H2 + CO2 > H2O + O2 + biomatter C

4 - Evolution to Space-faring species: Repeat ad infinitum

After enough water is gathered in vapour rains begin. The melting hot surface is enveloped in a dense fog. The fixation of atmospheric carbon by spore colonies reduces greenhouse heating over time. Shallow pools might form. In time some of the spores move into these warm little ponds.

DNA stored within - previously viewed as “junk” - is deployed to bring new machinery into play, as the environment dictates. Lightning storms add energy to the mix and accelerate mutation.  

More complex forms evolve or rather - are deployed. A symphony in God’s little bag of tricks.

Some suggest there has not been enough time for a cell to evolve from scratch during earth's estimated 4 Billion years. Notably protein requires DNA to exist and DNA requires protein to exist. How one came about without the other requires thought.

Miller-Urey: Basic Building Blocks 


Miller and Urey discovered in 1953 by adding electricity to a soupy mixture of hydrogen, steam, methane & ammonia that the basic building blocks for at least one cell component (protein) assemble spontaneously with addition of energy. Amino acids were found in the reaction vessel once the experiment was over.

Although Miller and Urey found amino acids in relatively de novo conditions likely common in the universe, one might ask how these are thought to have somehow come together in such logical sequences as are found in the proteins of living cells - even the most primitive microbiotic creatures have astonishingly complex machinery in place.

Even to move from archaean bugs to humans in so short a time as 3.5 billion years is hardly possible given entropy.

The vast majority of mutations seen in petri dishes are actually harmful and not adaptive - perhaps 1/50,000 are beneficial. With this metric it is estimated that for stochastic or random rather than guided change (not that change is disavowed) such positive yet extraordinarily rare mutations as are required to make a fully functional cell out of just amino acids might take trillions, not billions, of years.

DNA needs protein to replicate and vice versa


Entropy says organization from basic supernovae materials such as carbon, oxygen, nitrogen and phosphorus among others, scattered into protoplanetary clouds, into octopi and Rembrandt and the Eiffel Tower is entirely unlikely. The Second Law of Thermodynamics precludes the very tenuous organization of atoms as is required by living beings.

Yet things assemble. Magnets bring metals together. Crystals form into highly organized patterns. Gravity clumps things in general. But is it enough?

Is it enough to explain you - an intelligent congenial concoction of stardust - reading this page?


Directed Panspermia 


Fred Hoyle postulated that life on Earth began predesigned by way of spores. Panspermia, now refined to Directed Panspermia, seemed one way to explain how DNA and proteins somehow came into being by way of chance in a cell in so short a span.  

Advanced super-civilizations, spanning galaxies, with enough knowledge of DNA coding to colonize every stellar system, might have, over unknown eons of time, seeded the universe with men, made in the image of God (sky people). Uber Trekkie.

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