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(New Scientist)   And on the fifth day, God created bacteria capable of living in liquid CO2, 1400 meters under the sea   (newscientist.com) divider line 124
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2006-08-28 06:27:29 PM
Let me be among the first to welcome our new bacteria overlords.

/Obligatory
 
2006-08-28 07:13:32 PM
.

Bacterial colony 11439393-44B (pictured above) proclaims, "Where is your god now?"
 
2006-08-28 07:39:57 PM
submitter: living in liquid CO2, 1400 meters under the sea

And yet, somehow, it'll wind up in the potato salad.
 
2006-08-28 08:06:34 PM
pfffft what could tiny old bacteria do to me anyway?
 
2006-08-28 08:11:04 PM
Wow, if you RTFA you see that they AREN'T living in the CO2, but in layer of sediment trapping it.
 
2006-08-28 08:25:37 PM
MorningBreath: pfffft what could tiny old bacteria do to me anyway?

Give you morning breath, of course.
 
2006-08-28 09:06:19 PM
Nice, submitter!
 
2006-08-28 09:07:23 PM
Dear God,

I'm not exactly sure you exist. But I give you definite OMFG points for creativity.

Please don't hit me with lightning,
Red
 
2006-08-28 09:08:58 PM
Let's give a big fark welcome to the bacteria of Europa. With a little luck they won't invade.

/In a jovian mood.
//Obscure is good.
 
2006-08-28 09:09:54 PM
img157.imageshack.us

Bacteria? That's what they want you to think.
 
2006-08-28 09:11:22 PM
BS, submitter. This was obviously just created with a roll of the dice. It's a fluke, like all life, and nothing more.
 
2006-08-28 09:11:51 PM
Is this the stupid bacteria affecting palestinians that that Hamas guy was talking about?
 
2006-08-28 09:11:51 PM
It's not God you should be worried about (so far he hasn't done anything since Jesus returned home), it's the christians you should be scared shiatless about. Or at least the ones with no logic, common sense and/or any knowledge in their lemming-like brains.

Other than that, bacteria can eat you. Slooooowly.

/Catholic
//Smart enough to know the Bible is chock-full of metaphores
///Thinks Mary in a toast and Jesus in a windshield are idiotic things
 
2006-08-28 09:12:06 PM
Yeah, yeah, yeah-- that's your solution to everything, bacteria, to live under the sea.
 
2006-08-28 09:13:26 PM
i love the aybiss
 
2006-08-28 09:13:37 PM
My god! Its full of germs!
 
2006-08-28 09:15:09 PM
this basically just proves that life is everywhere. which it obviously is. and it means no matter how far humans go, there will always be something to give us a new infection
 
2006-08-28 09:15:34 PM
vwfst55: My god! Its full of germs!

Haha! Good one.
 
2006-08-28 09:15:40 PM
dont think sub was trying to preach, Wobambo...but hey lets spark the flame anyway!
 
2006-08-28 09:15:51 PM
But were they on the ark?
 
2006-08-28 09:18:23 PM
Well obviously it's not at all a hostile environment otherwise they wouldn't exist in it. Or maybe there really is something about our present day environment (oxygen rich, lots of water, mild temps...) that is especially condusive to life, and other environments are naturally more hostile even to different forms of life (like if life began from a different beginning, without dna rna or cell membranes or whatever characterizes life on earth). A book I'm reading right now called "What Evolution Is" seems to say that life began very simply in a c02 rich environment, oxygenated the planet, and then more complex life began evolving. Apparantly (well obviosly, what else could do it?) life began due to the vastness of the suitable environment(s) and through random chemical reactions forming objects that could grow and eventually replicate.

/didn't rtfa
 
2006-08-28 09:19:19 PM
vwfst55

Nothing a little Lysol can't fix.
 
2006-08-28 09:19:57 PM
Crown Of Negativity
But were they on the ark?

I think they were beneath it.

As well as this:

www.apocprod.com
 
2006-08-28 09:21:04 PM
So is this going to "horrify" the Vatican as well? Do they approve of these types of microbes or not?
 
2006-08-28 09:22:27 PM
Yeah, yeah, yeah-- that's your solution to everything, bacteria, to live under the sea.

There will be no more accusations,
just friendly crustations,
under the sea.
 
2006-08-28 09:26:17 PM
tiny bacteria? that's a god-awful small affair...
 
2006-08-28 09:26:29 PM
CygnusDarius

What's up with the picture of Cheney?

/tis me new walpaper btw...
//thanks
 
2006-08-28 09:27:24 PM
I wonder what this means for all the folks who want to use carbon sequestering to bury CO2 under the ocean to combat global warming?

Unintended consequences can be fun!
 
2006-08-28 09:27:48 PM
CygnusDarius; well sed!
 
2006-08-28 09:27:51 PM
No, no, I distinctly remember mention of this in Genesis, right along with the Dinasaurs.
 
2006-08-28 09:28:23 PM
echoucha: dont think sub was trying to preach, Wobambo...but hey lets spark the flame anyway!

Why the hell not? I'm drunk and bored. I'm sorta split on an issue solely of my own creation - whether evolution works unguided or if there is a 'force', benevolent or not, that nudges it along its way. Articles that point out bizarre creatures are obviously helpful for the nudging argument, but on the other hand. . . they're not bizarre enough, you know? If there was a creature that resembled a chimpanzee, ant-eater, and wasp all rolled into one. . . well, then I think we could put this whole debate on the existence of God to bed, don't you?
 
2006-08-28 09:30:13 PM
OMG!

Youtube used for science!

Has the internet come full circle?
 
2006-08-28 09:32:15 PM
God is pretty awesome!
 
2006-08-28 09:32:19 PM
Wobambo; god damn it. i wanna be drunk too. i'm already bored. but nooo. i cant drink on shift, or on the ship for that matter... *sigh*
/africa sucks.
//oh, and god made evolution.
 
2006-08-28 09:33:59 PM
xkcd.com
 
2006-08-28 09:34:49 PM
Well, looks like it's Christian hating day on FARK again!
 
2006-08-28 09:35:01 PM
Wobambo

The beauty of it all is that the *process* of life naturally creates this sort of complexity without intervention. If it required God to put his hand in and futz with things, it wouldn't be nearly as cool or amazing.
 
2006-08-28 09:36:46 PM
CygnusDarius has a good point.

Jesus, save me from your followers...
 
2006-08-28 09:37:11 PM
DanRankin: Wobambo; god damn it. i wanna be drunk too. i'm already bored. but nooo. i cant drink on shift, or on the ship for that matter... *sigh*
/africa sucks.
//oh, and god made evolution.


You know what they say. . . drunkiness is next to godliness. And while God may have made evolution, I still want my chimpanteasp.
 
2006-08-28 09:38:01 PM
Wobambo: Articles that point out bizarre creatures are obviously helpful for the nudging argument

Why?

, but on the other hand. . . they're not bizarre enough, you know? If there was a creature that resembled a chimpanzee, ant-eater, and wasp all rolled into one. . . well, then I think we could put this whole debate on the existence of God to bed, don't you?

What about the duck-billed platypus?
 
2006-08-28 09:38:01 PM
mistergecko

That's my understanding too. "New" life would have a hard time arising on the present earth with all the oxygen and preexisting creatures to eat it all up/destroy it.
 
2006-08-28 09:38:02 PM
Wobambo

. . . well, then I think we could put this whole debate on the existence of God to bed, don't you?

No.
 
2006-08-28 09:41:00 PM
fatassbastard: Well, looks like it's Christian hating day on FARK again!

Yup, cuz Christians having nothing but good things to say about those with whom they disagree.

/damn, fell for a troll.
//or maybe not.
 
2006-08-28 09:41:16 PM
And on the 6th day God rolled over and went back to sleep.

On the 7th day Mrs. God kicked His sorry ass out of the house and told Him to get a job.

On the 8th day God was spotted next to the intergalactic freeway holding a sign that said, "Will Create For Food".
 
2006-08-28 09:42:27 PM
Mr. Getdown: I wonder what this means for all the folks who want to use carbon sequestering to bury CO2 under the ocean to combat global warming?

someone should cross these c02-resistant bacteria with that other bacteria that produces electricity and create a second power station next to the coal one...then scrup the CO2 out of the coal pollution and pipe it next door where it gets eaten by bacteria and turned into electricity!

GENIUS!!
 
2006-08-28 09:43:05 PM
Wobambo If there was a creature that resembled a chimpanzee, ant-eater, and wasp all rolled into one. . . well, then I think we could put this whole debate on the existence of God to bed, don't you?


I don't think the "bizarre" level of a new creature necessarily push the argument in one direction or the other. You'd just have a modification of some aspect of evolutionary taxonomy. It would take something pretty fundamental to absolutely refute evolutionary theory. That being said, evolutionary theory is kind of a peripheral view of what's actually going on. I like to think that there's some force involved in our existence, and probably best understood through the scientific route. Evolution doesn't oppose religion.
 
2006-08-28 09:43:25 PM
Spontaneous Defenstration: The beauty of it all is that the *process* of life naturally creates this sort of complexity without intervention. If it required God to put his hand in and futz with things, it wouldn't be nearly as cool or amazing.

Yeah, it can be pretty cool and amazing. Just today I was out in my garden poking at the centipedes and creepy crawlies that we get here in Honduras (except for the spiders. . . the spiders are left the fark alone. . . never knew it was possible for those bastards to hiss until I got down here). Still. . . I just wish it wasn't so goddamned sssloooowww.

/25 and still thinks it'll be cool to have claws popping out of my hands
//so very sad
///slashslashslash
 
2006-08-28 09:45:52 PM
I'm tossing my lot with the bacteria that survives radiation. That's right... nuclear radiation from INTERSTELLAR SPACE!

/ACE! Ace! ace! ace....
//It's pronounced Nuke-you-lar, Marge. -Homer Simpson

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B01E1D61039F93BA15752C1A963958 260&sec=health&pagewanted=print
 
2006-08-28 09:46:34 PM
Spontaneous Defenstration The beauty of it all is that the *process* of life naturally creates this sort of complexity without intervention. If it required God to put his hand in and futz with things, it wouldn't be nearly as cool or amazing.

word
 
2006-08-28 09:46:59 PM
Crown Of Negativity
But were they on the ark?
Touche. I came in here to make that snarky remark, but I see that it's been covered. Creationism is the emperor with no clothes.
 
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