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AdSpecialist4523 t1_ixg0g6m wrote

We could set off every nuke that's ever been produced or ever will and not eradicate all life. It is not within our power. We can screw things up for ourselves perfectly well but sterilizing this planet is thankfully well beyond our means. Much bigger things than us have failed on more than one occasion.


BlackTrans-Proud t1_ixg72l6 wrote

You reckon cellular life forms would wait out nuclear fallout underground?

If not immediately sterilizing you dont suppose enough radiation over time would cause cumulative damage to DNA & their evolution?


Few_Cat4214 t1_ixg82j3 wrote

A hell of a lot more than cells survived Chicxulub, I doubt we could even threaten all mammalian life, let alone the bacteria.


5t3fan0 t1_ixh24lr wrote

"damage" and changes to dna is exactly how evolution works


BlackTrans-Proud t1_ixj2tg6 wrote

A predictable and steady level of cosmic particles hitting dna though


BlueRoyAndDVD t1_ixgofcq wrote

There have been life forms found to use a form of melanin to actually absorb and use radiation as an energy source, in the chernobyl core.