Tuesday, May 27, 2008

June is Bustin' Out All Over (One Mile Deep)

Scientists drilling into the ocean floor off the coast of Newfoundland have found evidence of life (little blobby life, but life nonetheless) more than one mile underground. This is where the Earth's crust starts to heat up, and temperatures can be close to boiling.

To me, yet another chapter in the book of life -- that is, the book of how living things can persist and grow even where it looks like they can't. A sign of hope, like a snowdrop through the snow, tiny bacteria spelling out the angel's message on Christmas day: "Fear not."


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