Jump to content




Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.


- - - - -

Did prehistoric worms save the world ?


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1    UM-Bot

UM-Bot

    News, media and articles

  • 6,196 posts
  • Joined:21 Mar 2001
  • Gender:Male

  • Beep Boop

Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:53 AM

Burrowing worms may have had a profound impact on the development of life over 500 million years ago.

Quote

Modern humans and other complex life forms may never have existed at all if it hadn't been for a specific series of circumstances hundreds of millions of years ago that helped regulate the concentration of oxygen in the world's oceans.

Read More: http://www.unexplain...-save-the-world

This is an official comment thread for a main site news story, article or video.
Please keep comments civil and on topic.
Thank you.

#2    qxcontinuum

qxcontinuum

    Poltergeist

  • Member
  • 2,192 posts
  • Joined:28 Aug 2013
  • Gender:Not Selected
  • Location:in between

  • The age of stupid is upon us. Scientific conclusions are drawn from missing data, resuming to suppositions and guessing.

Posted 11 August 2014 - 11:40 AM

I think there is something wrong in the statement; it should have been bacteria have started releasing oxygen while consuming phosphates  and nitrates. This bacteria is still present in modern times, called cyanobacteria

From wiki


By producing oxygen as a gas as a by-product of photosynthesis, cyanobacteria are thought to have converted the early reducing atmosphere into an oxidizing one, which dramatically changed the composition of life forms on Earth by stimulating biodiversity and leading to the near-extinction of oxygen-intolerant organisms. According to endosymbiotic theory, the chloroplasts found in plants and eukaryotic algae evolved from cyanobacterial ancestors via endosymbiosis.

Edited by qxcontinuum, 11 August 2014 - 11:41 AM.


#3    Hammerclaw

Hammerclaw

    Far Traveler

  • Member
  • 5,308 posts
  • Joined:08 Jul 2012
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:East Tennessee, Just over the hill from Oak Ridge.

  • "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"

Posted 11 August 2014 - 11:57 PM

Bless the Maker and His water.
Bless the coming and going of Him.
May His passage cleanse the world.
May He keep the world for His people


#4    ineffectiveArtist

ineffectiveArtist

    Ectoplasmic Residue

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 183 posts
  • Joined:26 Apr 2013
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Here (Indiana, Amerika)

  • "If we were blind and had no choice, would we hate each other by the tone of our voice?" - Anthrax, Schism

Posted 12 August 2014 - 03:34 PM

Actually, this makes a lot of sense... I wonder if they're still helping with this even today.


#5    magikgoddess

magikgoddess

    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,984 posts
  • Joined:11 Jul 2014
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Northern New England (US)

  • "To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have." -Ken S. Keyes, Jr.

Posted 14 August 2014 - 01:40 AM

Never underestimate the usefulness of the little guys.  Neat article.

"Exercise is a dirty word.  Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate" -Charles M. Schultz.

#6    jmccr8

jmccr8

    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,317 posts
  • Joined:30 Oct 2009
  • Gender:Male

Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:09 AM

Unfortunately I an not a bacteria and my gas may not incite life as we know it





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users