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Methane based life

slo1
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3/5/2015 7:27:38 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
http://www.news.cornell.edu...

it has been speculated that methane could be a possible base for life. This team found a nitrogen based membrane that could hold organellas in a ultra cold liquid methane environment.

Nice discovery. Now we just need a visit to Titan to look around a bit And see if there is anything like this there.
RuvDraba
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3/5/2015 11:53:50 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Fascinating, Slo. Thank you for posting.

As we discussed recently in another thread, if non-organic organisms are possible it will become very interesting to try and define what we mean by life. It's hard to see that it wouldn't entail some sort of signature organisation and adaptation, which links to what we now explain through evolution.

I've wondered recently whether we might go from evolution explaining life, to life being defined by evolution.