|Re: What would you do?|
Subject: Re: What would you do?
by KTC on 2010/2/14 4:18:43
you're forgetting anaerobes that do not need oxygen at all. Many anaerobes would die if exposed to oxygen. Anaerobes are quite remarkable for the types of stuff they do use: arsenic, iron, sulfur, etc. Nasty stuff that would kill us but they thrive on.
So no, you do not need a oxygen in order to support life. in fact, the first organisms on earth were probably anaerobes and they are doing quite nicely even now.
high pressure tolerant organisms: no, i'm saying they exist in other high pressure systems and its not too farfetched to think of a high pressure system underground where they could possibly exist. *points to deep sea vent creatures*
as for excuse: you were the one who said that no organism can possibly live that far deep and I'm challenging that. I never said anything about it being an excuse to waste resources.