After having a debate with somebody about amino acids found in space, they replied, " As for the amino acids, we simply have no evidence that they can actually form in space -- it is indeed quite a ridiculous assertion. I am reminded of a PhD named Hugh Ross who actually talked about something on Mars that may be discovered in the future, and he had quite a good hypothesis on how life on Earth could actually be somehow found on Mars. He points out that the early Earth was repeatedly bombarded with thousands of asteroids/meteorites/comets, and with these thousands of impacts, it would shake some life and life remains, amino acids, amongst other things off of the Earth and into space -- once these things get into space and start getting throughout our solar system, they can easily get on the comets/meteoroids in our solar system, and thus extrapolating the hypothesis Hugh Ross formed of Earth's life on Mars, it can account for amino acids on asteroids/meteorites/comets. " After reading this hypothesis, it seemed absurd to me. It would be helpful if somebody could educate me on this topic.