NASA announced finding a new life form in Lake Mono in California. Instead of phosphorus in DNA, it uses arsenic.
Which then triggered a war of words between morons. Here’s one guy’s response:
This is not a new life form. It’s swapping one element with a similarly charged element. If you change the tires on a car, it’s still the same old car. If you changed the mouse on a computer, it’s still the same computer. Now if it had something we couldn’t identify, that would be a new life form.
My response to Dur-Dur-Moron:
Look, known life forms use the same form to create DNA. The combo is Nitrogen, Oxygen, Sulfur, Carbon and Phosphorus. Now, the bacteria has swapped out phosophorus for arsenic. The entire thing is fundamentally changed. The form has changed. It’s a new life FORM now. This is more like changing a car’s tires with wings. It’s now a new airplane.
If it had elements that were unidentifiable, it would be an ALIEN life form. They aren’t claiming to find alien life forms, just new ones. If you equate NEW with ALIEN, then you’re an idiot. LERN2ENGRISH.