There has been many articles on Titan concerning the Cassini spacecraft which has now made 68 flybys of Titan. Currently, 22 percent of Titan is mapped in radar and by the end of the mission in 2017, 50 percent will be mapped in radar. Even though it is known that Titan is a dead moon, it’s hard not to find an article concerning speculations on previous life there. However, William Bains of the Royal Astronomical Society doesn’t need evidence to tell UK astronomers of his convictions what he believes about life being on Titan.
“”Hollywood would have problems with these aliens” says Dr. Bains. “Beam one onto the Starship Enterprise and it would boil and then burst into flames, and the fumes would kill everyone in range. Even a tiny whiff of its breath would smell unbelievably horrible. But I think it is all the more interesting for that reason. Wouldn’t it be sad if the most alien things we found in the galaxy were just like us, but blue and with tails?”
“Dr Bains explained, “Terrestrial life uses about 700 molecules, but to find the right 700 there is reason to suppose that you need to be able to make 10 million or more. The issue is not how many molecules you can make, but whether you can make the collection you need to assemble a metabolism.”
Scientists getting their science from Hollywood movies and not even observing one ET but yet Dr Bains thinks he knows how many molecules it would take to create one. It’s like investigating the sun for life because it has protons and electrons (so-called building blocks for life). Great for storytelling, but not for true science. One of the things that is of great interest particularly to creationists is the age of Titan.
Titan’s atmosphere has been and still is undergoing irreversible processes which is a key to obtaining it’s real age. Methane irreversibly transforms into ethane and if there is no replenishment then the Methane would disappear! If Titan was 4.5 billion years old, observations of ethane should be a half mile thick over the moon! There are few craters which surprised scientists because of it’s assumed very old in the billion of years would indicate much more on the surface. Evidence suggest Titan is not billions of years old but much younger. Looking for tantalizing evidence is one thing, but trying to find it is quite another.