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6X22 Biogenesis

When a scientist Solomon Merkmallen who believes in Panspermia, the theory that life on Earth originated from Mars, finds an artifact on a beach in the Ivory Coast that could be irrefutable proof. He travels to Washington to show it to Dr Sandoz, who has discovered similar tablets. Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate when Merkmallen is killed. Mulder is shown a rubbing of the tablet Merkmallen found and experiences voices in his head while in Assistant Director Skinner's office. The two agents visit Dr Sandoz's lab and meet Dr Barnes, who has spent his career debunking fakes. Mulder wonders if it would not be in Dr Barnes best interest to hide any conclusive proof. They visit Dr Sandoz's residence and find Merkmallen's body and a photograph of Dr Sandoz with the Navajo code talker Albert Holsteen. Tests reveal Merkmallen's body has been exposed to Cosmic Galactic Radiation, a type of radiation from outside of our Solar System. Mulder's spells of hearing voices in his head increase in frequency until he is incapacitated and has to be rescued by Diana Fowley. Meanwhile Scully goes to see Albert Holsteen in New Mexico only to discover he has cancer. Scully encounters Dr Sandoz who claims that the artifact has code from the human genome on it. Shortly afterwards Dr Sandoz is killed by Krycek. Scully travels to the Ivory Coast to the beach where Merkmallen discovered the tablet. And finds that the tablet is part of a larger object, a UFO buried in the sand. Part One

Noteworthy Quote

Scully to Skinner: "On Agent Mulder's urging I ran tissue samples through what's called a charged particle directional spectrometer. There were traces of a kind of radiation called C.G.R."

Mulder: "Cosmic Galactic Radiation. It's a kind of radiation that's found only outside our solar system. "

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Writer: Chris Carter
Frank Spotnitz
Director: Rob Bowman

David Duchovny Special Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully

Guest Cast:
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Skinner
Mimi Rogers Special Agent Diane Fowley
William B Davis Cigarette Smoking Man
Nicholas Lea Alex Krycek
Murray Rubinstein Dr Sandoz
Floyd Red Crow Westerman Albert Hosteen
Michael Chinyamurindi Solomon Merkmallen
Bill Dow Chuck Burke
Michael Ensign Dr Barnes
Warren Sweeney Dr Harriman
Samule Kwaku Minta Yelling Man
Ayo Adeyemi African Man
Benjamin Ochieng Second African Man
Chet Grissom Detective
Marty Zagon Landlord
Sheila Tousey Native American Nurse

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