The Stench of Life on Venus?

There was a time when, with scant knowledge of Venus, people fantasized about it being a sort of paradise. That was spoiled by increases in science and technology; no life could exist there. Now because Venus stinks, there must be life there.

Secular scientists, desperate to find life elsewhere in the universe to justify evolution, are excited about possible stinky organic compounds in the clouds of Venus.
Idunn Mons on Venus image credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / ESA
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I heard it said of Venus, "Baby, she's got it!" Not a chance. If you're into extreme heat and pressure, clouds of sulfuric acid, volcanoes, a day there is almost as long as an Earth year, and other things that make it low on recommended lists of vacation spots, have a nice trip. Scientists are excited because the toxic, odoriferous gas known as phosphine may have been detected in its clouds, and as far as we know, it is given off by living things.

So, life on Venus is the only possible explanation? Must be something interesting to survive all those other conditions, huh? Of course, it would need something on which to feed. Not much evidence here, and mayhaps these jaspers are so anxious to get fame and funding that they are willing to argue from ignorance again.

This child is thinking of the humiliations of secular scientists who decided certain parts of our DNA were "junk", but it turned out that our Creator was shown to be right again — it is not junk. Wouldn't surprise me if their extrapolation from a little bit of tenuous information about Venus into the idea that the universe could be full of life is unwarranted; the pseudoscience of astrobiology needs something to prop up the funding, you know. But Darwinists need to find other intelligent life in the universe to justify evolution.

As a side note, if there actually were microbes elsewhere in the universe, so what? It is unlikely to affect the theology of biblical creationists, and would also raise questions about contamination from Earth. After all, meteorites from Mars have been found in Antarctica, so such an idea is not outlandish.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, scientists like to say. One smelly molecule is not enough to claim life.
The whole business of astrobiology is to find life in space. . . . The current flashy story buzzing around the Big Science News concerns a putative biomarker in the clouds of Venus. This time, though, the believers are saying that the researchers tried really hard to rule out non-biological causes. One of them concludes, with Sherlock Holmes, that “Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” But is that the case? There are always unknown unknowns that can mislead experts.
To be amazed at some weak science and guesswork, click on "Extraordinary Claim: Life on Venus?" The video below is short and interesting, but the line about studying Venus would help us understand Earth's future is possibly a silly nod to global warming. So, who caused that, pilgrim?

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