January 14, 2011

Rewriting History

Science is constantly uncovering fossils and artifacts that are reshaping our perception of the human species and our history. Recent discoveries such as a 400,000 year old tooth became a new mystery to paleontologists extending the known existence back another 200,000 years. A living organism found in a tiny bubble inside a rock salt crystal dating to 35,000 years ago further demonstrates just how robust life can be. On top of that, NASA's microbe discovery of arsenic-based life at Mono Lake became an instant controversy considering what it means to the discovery of life outside of our planet.

Continuous research and development into these fields has tipped the proverbial iceberg and the results test previous theories to the brink. We have most definitely begun the journey down the rabbit hole, with each new discovery requiring a change in thinking and explanation. Society has become conditioned and accustomed to accepting scientific theory to be scientific fact and when the theories need revisions, it sometimes appears though science has been wrong all along. Without theorizing over the possibilities of life and our existence, any of these discoveries could not be possible. This new era is indeed a very exciting time, begging those with keen interests to want to know more.