Implications of Life
Scientific Research and Design
The best lesson that we can learn from ALH84001 is to examine data with false-positives in mind. All other accountabilities for the evidence we find must be entirely ruled out before we can declare or even infer that we have found signs of life. With this in mind, our data analysis has been geared to examine what we think a positive data signal would look like, what a clear negative signal would look like, and any possible false-positives that might trip us up.
A list of experiments, possible results from each, and possible false positives:
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