WATER YOU TALKING ABOUT?
Life on Earth started in the water.
Think about it. Originally all creatures lived in a 3 dimensional world brimming with food, reduced gravitational forces, and a more consistent environment.
Modern organisms like 2 ton Great White Sharks can get away with having slower metabolisms, they don’t worry about wasting stored water to expel waste, and simply absorb dissolved Oxygen straight from the water.
We homo escapeons have to replicate this procedure in reverse with fancy schmancy moisture lined lungs.
Before anything could live on land there was a bit of a problem. Originally our atmosphere started out as a thin, toxic, mixture of Hydrogen, Carbon Monoxide, Ammonia and Methane. Mmmm!
Volcanoes were churning out ash and lava and lightning and powerful Ultraviolet Rays bombarded the planet. Oddly enough all of these combined ingredients were necessary to create complex molecules such as sugars, amino and nucleic acids which are the building blocks of proteins.
From this primordial soup arose the famous DNA featured on every episode of CSI which has two life changing qualities… it can blueprint and manufacture amino acids and replicate itself. Voila, Bacteria!
Some Solar-powered Bacteria changed their diet from chomping on Carbon to photosynthesizing their own food and acquired Hydrogen from water instead of volcanic gas.
These cyanophytes or blue-greens were the highest form of life on earth for Millions and Millions of years and as luck would have it their waste product was Oxygen.
Oxygen formed the Ozone layer that buffers the planet from the devastating effects of Ultraviolet Rays and created the nifty, little, atmosphere that Al Gore is so worried about these days.
The rest, as they say, is History.
All of us owe our very existence to Millions upon Millions of year’s worth of Bacterial ‘Farting’!
Life is a Gas.