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|Quote (deadman_932 @ Feb. 18 2009,23:12)|
|I'm amazed anyone could make heads or tails of that word salad of RFJE's.|
Okay, so I *THINK* he's trying to make the claim that if the early Earth atmosphere was "dominated" by CO2...then it had to be *exactly* like Venus today--complete with sulfuric acid clouds?
There's a vague gesture towards UV as damaging to DNA/RNA...A mention of archaea and cyanobacteria. The Hadean.
By golly, I think this is some sort of argument against abiogenesis -- except written by a disciple of KairosFocus, on a hellishly powerful toad extract.
I think there is also confusion between oxygen as a constituent of water and CO2 and oxygen as O2. As it swirled past I believe I caught a glimpse of the notion that anything toxic to us must also have been toxic to early life.
All sweeping statements are wrong.