Saturday, December 20, 2014

Philosophy Wire: Sulfur eating bacteria. Rocks. Humans. Life.


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2014-12-20]: Biochemical traces in 2.5-billion-year-old carbonate rocks from Brazil reveal that sulfur-consuming bacteria were active at a time when ocean sulfur levels were low. The sulfur was not in the atmosphere. But in the rocks these creatures lived in. [1]

From dirt we came from.
And to that we must return.
Not water. Not air. Not space.
But to simple, dirty ground.
The most gifted children,
have the humblest parents...

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