Re: Why did progress fail?, etc

From: Cliff Lundberg (
Date: Sat Jan 08 2000 - 14:58:18 EST

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    Stephen E. Jones wrote:

    >Corliss, who discovered the first "oceanic heat vent" (ie. hydrothermal
    >vent), believes that all the life around such vents migrated there:

    It has not been made clear that the vent bacteria are not anaerobic,
    perhaps because of wishful thinking about their role in early evolution.
    They live in the borderline water, where there is some oxygen, not
    right inside the vents. I was told this by a specialist in the field, in
    response to my suggestion that these bacteria might colonize Venus.

    Cliff Lundberg  ~  San Francisco  ~

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