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Lakes near an active volcano, once it erupts, can lead to the lake being oxygen deprived. Inspired by the latest Post by Vince Summers

I just read an article by Vince Summers: link provided below:

And it inspired me to write this article about the possibility of oxygen deprived water to make possible the existence of certain forms of bacteria, perhaps on other planets with high concentrations from erupting volcanoes in their respective emerging and developing planets that would put them in the state of early Earth, when it too was in a state of constant volcanic activity and heavy bombardment from asteroids, meteors and comets, several billions of years ago.

Think about lakes on Mars or Venus.

Large bodies of water surrounding land masses that frequently erupt with volcanoes that spurt out tons of fall out from their explosive interiors.

There might be advantages to oxygen deprived lakes?

If the lake near where an eruption of a volcano that took place in the 1980s when Mt. Saint Helen's caused Spirit Lake to become prime breeding ground for a bacteria that can become fatal to humans when droplets are inhaled. But this fails to put into perspective that early Earth had no life on it yet and any planet that can produce complex microbes must first have several species of life that can co-exist in that period to create the effect of being made ill by exposure.

If for instance an alien world with water and heavy volcanic activity could in fact create bacteria on a world that had no higher or more complex life yet, maybe the earlier forms of life like the single celled protozoa of ancient Earth when the atmosphere was in fact not conducive to life as we currently understand it but when single celled life formed, maybe there is some type of condition on waterworlds for bacteria to evolve into higher forms of bacteria? Just a thought.

Look at this link to learn more about The Great Filter , just to have something to think about.

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VinceSummers wrote on June 8, 2017, 4:48 PM

I'm not a believer in evolution. Still, we can learn from this. Not all bacteria are aerobic. Some are anaerobic. And many forms of life live in areas they are not best suited for. Even humans. What in the Dickens are we doing in the Antarctic?

lookatdesktop wrote on June 8, 2017, 9:02 PM

Yep. There are gram positive and gram negatives too.

I read a text book a lawn customer of mine asked me to read to help them with their college exams in microbiology. It turns out my lawn customer was also a grade school teacher for the Dallas Independent School District and she thought I had the aptitude for it. Turns out she was right. I cut grass for a living but was able to read a college text book on microbiology. She helped me recognize my aptitude in this area although I was always a bit lazy because I am more a student of the fine and applied arts, not biological science, but I learned a little bit more by reading from her text book. As for the gram neg and gram pos. bacteria, the article from Wikipedia says it plainly. Yes, aerobic bacteria requires oxygen and anaerobic bacteria does not. Interesting. I just looked it up.

https :// www . youtube . com / watch ? v = 3cwaIjsR _ 5I

This link is helpful as well. I just found this out today. It's like opening a new window of the world to my mind's eye.

https :// en . wikipedia . org / wiki / Gram - positive _ bacteria

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MegL wrote on June 9, 2017, 2:17 AM

Maybe intelligence itself is the great filter, as your link suggests. We need to learn peaceful coexistence before we have any further technological advances. Intelligence without co operation and feelings of empathy for all living beings will destroy us. Whether you believe in evolution or not, Darwin's idea of "survival of the fittest" means competition for resources is built into us but competition is no longer useful to us as a species, we need to move to a more planet-wide version of cooperation. But I don't see it happening any time soon.

lookatdesktop wrote on June 9, 2017, 11:40 AM

I understand you perfectly and do agree we need to take human empathy to the global community if not here then on another earth like planet somewhere out there.

MegL wrote on June 9, 2017, 11:42 AM

Would be nice but unlikely in my lifetime

lookatdesktop wrote on June 9, 2017, 11:51 AM

I think it is likely right now, if only people would look inward to their deeper selves. People can be very profound but there are so many who are so blind even though, they have eyes to see, choose not to see what is perfectly apparent. As they say, "sometimes, it's as plain as the nose on your face", a wise person said very recently at Persona Paper.