posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 06:29 PM
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
Originally posted by butcherguy
I believe it is a poorly written article.
Oxygen on Earth predates any form of life on Earth. They didn't say free oxygen, just oxygen.
Oxygen in the atmosphere is another thing entirely, but they said, 'oxygen on Earth'.
I am not doubting you as I am in no position to argue your point due to my lack of concrete knowledge when it comes to this topic, but would you care
to elaborate on this point of the article?
The fossils, found in northwest Australia's Pilbara region, are from a time before oxygen existed on Earth and are from just one billion years
after Earth's formation, according to Old Dominion University's Nora Noffke, one of the researchers who worked on the project.
According to Old Dominion University's Nora Noffke, there was no oxygen on earth 3.5 billion years ago so are you saying that she is incorrect? I am
assuming that in your opinion which may be based on factual knowledge that she is incorrect?
You said oxygen predates any form of life on earth but you have not provided any evidence to support this. Probably because as I mentioned in my OP
all we have are theories which cannot be proven to be factual.
Many people believe that oxygen is not required for certains forms of life to exist. This brings me back to the primordal ooze theory I mentioned
earlier on in my OP where various scientists have speculated that life can survive in an oxygenless environment, regretably for believers of this
theory, it has not been replicated to the best of my knowledge. I believe that there is a possibility of life on earth before oxygen was present as
long as the theory of bacteria who can survive in oxygenless environments is true, perhaps even bacteria that was extra terrestrial that crashed into
our earth various methods could have contributed to this existence.
I'm not saying you are wrong but would appreciate a more in depth explanation of how you reached your conclusion as this topic does interest me and
like to hear all sides of opinion and perception when it comes to this subject.
edit on 1/3/2013 by Corruption Exposed because: (no reason
Not trying to butt into your guys' conversation here, but thought I would shine some outside light on your topic.
These bacteria are not unknown.
Not sure exactly how much they have in common with Prokaryotes, but, same age. 3.5bil years.
There has *always* been oxygen here on this rock.
Oxygen is the 3rd most abundant element in all space.
And there is oxygen everywhere in outer space, not just here on Earth.
Oxygen in Space
Everything is from outside this rock. This rock itself was formed from outside elements. Nothing is created or destroyed, it just changes form. This
planet didn't come out of nowhere, it's all alien material.
Oh, and we have known about bacteria that don't need oxygen for almost 3 years now.
New Species of Bacteria
Just trying to keep your guys' conversation moving forward
Oh, and as for the topic of Transpermia (life originating from outside Earth), that was the basis of my very first thread here on ATS one year ago.
Mystery of the Mitochondria