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Life found deep below Antarctic ice

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#16    paperdyer

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

I agree with Nasty Gash.  These microbes could be potentially dangerous.

@Abramelin - Just because our ancestors may have developed an immunity to a disease doesn't mean the immunity is still passed on to us.  That's what makes bio-warfare so dangerous. All you need to do is find a long-gone "bug" cultivate it and release it.  As we haven't been exposed to it recently, we probably wouldn't have an immunity to it bringing on an epidemic.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:24 PM

View Postpaperdyer, on 05 February 2013 - 02:09 PM, said:

I agree with Nasty Gash.  These microbes could be potentially dangerous.

@Abramelin - Just because our ancestors may have developed an immunity to a disease doesn't mean the immunity is still passed on to us.  That's what makes bio-warfare so dangerous. All you need to do is find a long-gone "bug" cultivate it and release it.  As we haven't been exposed to it recently, we probably wouldn't have an immunity to it bringing on an epidemic.

But the salt bacteria are 250 millions of years old, and I read about it when I was still in highschool, some 40 years ago. These bacteria were already there long before the dinosaurs, and certainly long before anything resembling us.

So if these bacteria would have been dangerous for us, we would have known it by now.






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