Good Morning, God!
Aaah! Yet another scientific dogma SHATTERED! The building blocks of life were known to be: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorous and sulfur. That was THAT! But a young NASA scientist, Felisa Wolfe-Simon, was fascinated at how crustaceans use copper instead of iron to carry oxygen around in their bodies. So, she thought, how about arsenic? Myself, I find that a BIG LEAP, God. How about arsenic, indeed!
They chose Moro Lake as an arsenic rich environment and tested. Sure enough, some bacteria from the lake had adapted and were using arsenic instead of phosphorous. So, God, we are beginning to appreciate how diverse life CAN become. And NASA is VERY interested in astrobiology. I guess, God, that the realization that life CAN adapt to arsenic means that our definition of LIFE needs expansion.
I like that, God! Definitions are so important! Right now there are a lot of LABELS being hurled around. Labels that are being used as a means of separating the US from the THEM. I was going to say that I don’t approve. But, then it came to me that I might do this, too. Yikes!
Flexible minds, God! We all need to stay flexible and open to facts. Really, all that Wolfe-Simon did was WONDER and TEST. It sounds so simple, but to do that in the face of hundreds of years of DOGMA is an amazing accomplishment.
Hmm, I feel You saying that flexible and open are nice BUT that RESPECT and APPRECIATION of OTHERS is key. Yes, God, help us to HEAR one another.