hey, I’m not trying to Prove anything, just, you know, chatting….
saying things like… what’s the line?… here it is “…but any thermal vents on Enceladeus would be different from those in our ocean.” Well
ya, of Course they would be different, they wouldn’t be in our ocean for starters. It’s just speculation…
I’m not sure I buy into the ‘the metabolic rate would Have to be lower because it’s so cold’ idea though… could be, might be, probably is,
Have to be? Not so sure. This is just from personal experience and not from any hard core research though…
I worked here for a lotta years:
That’s frost hangin’ offa the pipes… We kept the fridge at –20 C… that’s as Hot as it ever got in there. Button the fridge up for a week
or so and it would drop down to –60 C… Not as cold as a distant moon, sure, but chilly.
Many many years ago either a pregnant or a viable breeding pair of everyday normal dock rats found their way into the fridge… not sure how, we think
they hitched a ride on a pallet *shrugs*
The things lived, and bread, and became a colony. These things Lived in the fridge. They did not just occasionally zip in and zip back out again,
they Lived in there. And they Evolved. They were no longer the sleek normal dock rats we had runnin’ around outside the fridge, they were these
long haired Tribble wooly mammoth things with incredibly thick pads on their feet. (I know they had thick pads ‘cause it was part of my job to set
and clear the traps)
These freezer rats were every bit as spry and nimble and quick as their dock rat cousins (who were living in a +20 C environment)
Does that Prove anything? Naw, of course not. That just helps illustrate why I don’t think a cold environment necessarily equates to a lower
metabolic rate, tha’s all.
Again, no biggy, just speculation…
“Because dude, they're simply TOO DAMN far from each other.. if we were talking about Mars or Venus, maybe/possibly but not Enceladus.. if you can
find one astronomer who believes otherwise, please let me know, but I promise you he'd be on the distant fringe.. the chances of Earth life getting
to, and existing in the Saturn system are, umm, a bit remote... but hey, I'm open to debate, lol.”
It’s just a theory comrade, but some pretty heavy hitters buy into it…, um, here’s the panspermia web site:
this is what wiki says about it:
The gig is, it isn’t Earth life getting to the outer systems… it’s life from the outer systems (or even outside our solar system) coming to
Earth… say, a few microbes inside a comet…
Again, it’s just a theory but it’s earned a decent amount of respect over the years. Kinda like evolution… violently opposed when it first came
out, slowly accepted by the mainstream as time went by *shrugs*
Like I said, I’m just chattn’… sorry if I came across all Know It All before *laughs* Believe, me, I’m just a bozoboy, Not a knowitall.