posted on Aug, 13 2004 @ 05:53 AM
I've been seeing alot of people talk about us heading to a point where life on this planet will become imposible to sustain due to the polution and
This imho is plain and totaly wrong.
Humans may be unable to stay here at a point in time because of the damage we caused the planet and we'll go extinct or have to move on to a new
location. But life in general, will be far from dead at that point and life in general will repair the damage we did once we are gone.
Life in all its many forms and shapes is damn hard to truelly destroy.
Good examples of the ability of life to survive even the harshest conditions must be the teeming varieties of lifeforms found near deep ocean smokers
and organisms found in permafrost icesamples. And thats only the extreem locations we have been able to studie up to now, who knows what kind of
organisms thrive deep underground in soil or simply up in the air or deep in the oceans.
Life doesn't end when human kind goes extinct, we are only a small bit of the big puzle and if we go extinct, maybe "life" in general will even be
better of then with us present.
If life on a planet like Mars once existed, I think it will still exist, even if the conditions for human like lifeforms aren't present anymore, even
if conditions for any kind of organism found on current day earth aren't present there, life will still be able to exist there. Life in general
adapts and adjusts to its environment, once life becomes present in a location, it won't go away untill the location stops to exist.
Only way to desimate life in its totality would be by destroying it and its environment entirely. And even then, you would have to dump it into
something like the sun or a black hole, because just breaking it up won't be enough to kill microorgenisms.
They can survive as long as just certain chemicals are present for them to feed on and they don't eat all that much.
The dinosaurs supposedly went extinct because of a massive scale meteor impact that killed "nearly all life" on the planet. It did far from kill
nearly all life, in fact, it only killed the small percentage of life on the planet that has a big body and lives on land, animals at sea were barely
But since then, a flury of new animals emerged and it even brought us about, humans.
Life is not humans, without humans life still exists.