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Intelligent Messages in Bacterial DNA – a Sequel to SETI?

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DOI: 10.22606/adap.2021.61001

Author(s)
N. Chandra Wickramasinghe, Gensuke Tokoro, Robert Temple
Affiliation(s)
Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology, University of Buckingham, UK; Centre for Astrobiology, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka; National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka; Institute for the Study of Panspermia and Astroeconomics, Gifu, Japan
Institute for the Study of Panspermia and Astroeconomics, Gifu, Japan
History of Chinese Science and Culture Foundation Conway Hall, London, UK
Abstract
It is proposed that the future trajectory of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) and our exploration of alien planets and alien intelligence could be to consider the possibility of receiving and transmitting coded messages embedded as DNA inserts in bacteria and/or viruses. Physical space-travel and ambitions of space colonisation may well give way to a new era of “cultural” microbial colonisation of our galaxy.
Keywords
SETI, panspermia, coded DNA, cultural colonisation
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