NASA Finds Life on Earth: Really?

Okay, okay, so it is a little more than that. These little bacteria are not carbon based, but arsenic based. That’s cool on many levels. But what I want to know is this: can they do the mamba? No? Boring.

This seems like a big hullabaloo, but it really doesn’t mean that much to me. Maybe you see it, but I don’t. So we figured out that we don’t know much about our world and how life forms can live, big deal. I could have told you that. Socrates told you that. Let me repeat, we don’t know squat. We try to, as we should, but we don’t. I understand the cool factor in all this, but to say that “this changes everything…” okay, that was quoted, but under protest. I don’t get it. I just don’t. I mean… wait… a… sec…

Bacteria: a micro organism that spreads faster than bunnies on spring break. Arsenic: a poison to every other living creature known to humanity. This just became way more exciting… and scary. But wait, why hasn’t this killed everyone on the face of the planet already? This confuses me. I’m sure their is a good reason though. What I worry about is that the scientists that tested the atomic bomb when they wondered if it would turn the earth to a sun now have their hands on this. “I wonder if this could wipe out all life on earth. Let’s find out!”

I feel like I’m in one of those cheap Sci-Fi horror flicks. I need to read up on how to be one of the few to survive such things. I suggest you do the same… Actually, never mind. I’m over reacting. Really, I am. Go ahead and do whatever you are doing. I’ll be okay.

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