Sulfur-Based Beings Arrived Aeons Ago
Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) was talking about Sulfur-Based Beings in 1975, two years before undersea volcanic vents and tubeworms were discovered.
Valerie J. Weber (Giant Tubeworms, 2005) wrote …
“Scientists did not discover tubeworms — or hydrothermal vents — until 1977. Traveling in a submersible to more than one and a half miles (2.4 kilometers) down in the Pacific Ocean, they found a hot, weird landscape. Melted rock and smoke gushed from huge towers in the ocean floor.”
According to Adano …
“If you yawn in the presence of a Carbon-Based Being, he will yawn too. If you yawn and the other person drools, he’s a Silicon-Based Being. If he sniffs when you yawn, he’s Sulfur-Based. If he sighs, he’s Methane-Based.”
Primal Sulfur-Based Being” exist on Earth … and in our microbiome.
Sulfate-reducing bacteria, also known as SRBs, have a sulfate-dependent metabolism and are collectively known as the Archaea, the “ancient ones.”
They prefer sulfur-rich water near deep-sea volcanic vents and geothermal geysers (like Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park).
The sulfate-reducer Desulfovibrio aespoeensis is a typical sulfate-reducing bacterium.
So is Pyrococcus furiosus, another SRB that uses an enzyme containing iron, sulfur, tungsten, and molybdenum, allowing it to thrive at extremely high temperatures.
SRBs breathe sulfate instead of oxygen, and survive by chemosynthesis, not photosynthesis.
Red algae and blue-green algae are probably ancient mutations of sulfur bacteria.
According to the European Space Agency, “Hypometabolic Stasis for Long Duration Space Flight,” ESA Web site, 2000-2004 …
“… US Researchers have claimed revival of bacteria that have been in suspended animation for 250 million years […] with important consequences for panspermic theories, and the ability of life to travel the vast distances between planets and perhaps even stars.”
“Panspermic theories” propose that life on Earth originated from microorganisms in outer space.
According to The Elements: Periodic Table Reference (edited by Pedro Oliveira) …
“The so-called sulfur bacteria […] ‘breathe sulfate’ instead of oxygen. They use sulfur as the electron acceptor, and reduce various oxidized sulfur compounds back into sulfide, often into hydrogen sulfide. They also can grow on a number of other partially oxidized sulfur compounds (e.g. thiosulfates, thionates, polysulfides, sulfites). The hydrogen sulfide produced by these bacteria is responsible for the smell of some intestinal gases and decomposition products.”
Heidi Moore (Giant Tube Worms and Other Interesting Invertebrates, 2012) wrote …
“Scientists found one extremely hot hydrothermal vent in the Pacific Ocean. They recorded temperatures up to 403°C (757°F). The water was so hot it burned the giant tube worms’ flesh. So scientists named this site Tube Worm Barbecue.”
William J. Broad (“The 40,000-Mile Volcano,” The New York Times, Jan. 12, 2016) wrote …
“The ridges [over 40,000 miles long] feature long rift valleys and, down their middles, giant fields of gushing hot springs that shed tons of minerals into icy seawater, slowly building eerie mounds and towers that can be rich in metals like gold and silver. One knobby tower in the Pacific Ocean, nicknamed Godzilla, grew 15 stories high. Thickets of snakelike tubeworms and other bizarre creatures often blanket the hot features, as do hungry prowlers such as spider crabs.
“The riot of life coexists with springs hot enough to melt lead or the plastic windows of mini submarines. With extreme care, humans and robots have measured temperatures as high as 780 degrees.”
Why are corporate gene jockeys interested in thermostable sulfate-reducing bacteria?
Cindy Lee Van Dover (The Ecology of Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents, 2000) wrote …
“Hyperthermophile bacteria offer the prospect of a broad range of thermostable enzymes, including polymerases useful in polymerase chain reactions (PCR) and other molecular techniques, as well as amylases, glucosidases, proteases, etc. (Kelly et al. 1994; Prieur 1997). Resistance to heat denaturation also ensures resistance to other denaturing influences such as detergents and organic solvents (Cowan 1995).”
The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) mentioned above makes GMOs possible, and was developed in 1983 by Kary Mullis, a biochemist who reported an encounter with a space alien at midnight in 1985 — a glowing neon-green raccoon.
The rest of the story is above Atom Bergstrom’s pay grade, and is probably a job for agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully of the X-Files.