Just because living organisms were found in extreme conditions does not necessarily mean they were created in these localities. Another possibility is that the creation of life took place under more amenable conditions and that these organisms, through evolution, gradually adapted as the conditions changed. We shouldn’t assume that just because bacteria were found on Earth surviving under very hostile conditions that they are being created under the same or worse conditions on other planets or moons of our solar system.

Theodore Blinder
Havertown, Pa.

From the Nature Index

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