Just like the 50's SciFi thriller, we humans came from outer space, or at least one essential ingredient of life did. ScienceDaily (Aug. 18, 2009) — NASA scientists have discovered glycine, a fundamental building block of life, in samples of comet Wild 2 returned by NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
"Glycine is an amino acid used by living organisms to make proteins, and this is the first time an amino acid has been found in a comet," said Dr. Jamie Elsila of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. "Our discovery supports the theory that some of life's ingredients formed in space and were delivered to Earth long ago by meteorite and comet impacts."
That's one more nail in the well sealed coffin of Adam and Eve, the fruit, the serpent, and the Garden.
Comet dust. Genesis 2 ought to read,
"Before any plant had appeared, before any rain had fallen, while a mist watered the earth, man was formed out of comet dust from the sky."
Of course the writers of Genesis had no idea what a comet was- just a terrible moving star- nor did they know that the earth was round and stars were billions and trillions of miles away, not just above the clouds. A barrier, in fact, separated heaven and earth, according to the writers. The 'firmament' suggests a solid ceiling between the two. Often we read of the heavens 'opening up' as if there was a trap door. Jesus purportedly ascended through the door and other figures dropped down from it.
Funny stuff, but fully-believed by the fundamentalist thumpers.
Sorry to point out the stupidity of it all, but science often makes a mockery of religious voodoo.