posted on 10/09/2012 8:01:53 PM PDT
I live just a few miles from Mono Lake. Oldest lake in North America.
posted on 10/09/2012 8:39:54 PM PDT
(My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
The only reason the bacteria incorporated arsenic at all was because there was nothing else around; as soon as it found phosphorous, it readily replaced the arsenic.
posted on 10/09/2012 8:50:18 PM PDT
just fro m the brief description, it doesn’t make clear whether the bacteria can live off just arsenic, or whether ‘if given a choice’ it prefers phosphorus? It seems from the short exerpt that it’s just a case of ‘if it’s around (the phosphorus), we’ll take it, if not, oh well- we’ll survive’?
posted on 10/09/2012 9:49:56 PM PDT
(Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
I've heard that human cells that can't get enough magnesium will substitute aluminum which causes all sorts of problems.
posted on 10/10/2012 1:13:13 AM PDT
("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,)
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