Posted in: Awesome Videos to Watch Now, Educational, Interesting People, Science and Video On Demand by Jaime McDougall on February 3, 2013

“Asteroid strikes get all the coverage, but “Medea Hypothesis” author Peter Ward argues that most of Earth’s mass extinctions were caused by lowly bacteria. The culprit, a poison called hydrogen sulfide, may have an interesting application in medicine.” -YT

Okay, so this talk didn’t quite go the way I was hoping it would, given the title and description, but it’s still an interesting video.

Humans are obsessed with their own destruction, so to look at a quieter kind of mass extinction (in the grand scheme of things) kind of irks us in a basic way.

But, we still have to accept we might go out with a whimper…


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