• Question: Do you think organisms such as trees are on other planets?

    Asked by tjputler50 to Sofia, Tommy on 22 Nov 2013.
    • Photo: Sofia Franco

      Sofia Franco answered on 22 Nov 2013:

      I would love for that to be true 🙂 however, for evolution to take place from little singled cell organisms, to photosynthetic organisms, to multicellular photosynthetic organisms, to all the types of plants and trees as we know them, took millions of years and only happened like this because there were very specific conditions that gave these photosynthetic organisms an advantage and a large set of other conditions that have driven their evolution to how they are today! For that to happen in another place would be a 1 in a million chance 🙂 but for sure not impossible! Also, trees as we know them need carbon dioxide, oxygen, water, nutrients, loads of stuff…and are adapted to a specific climate and ecosystems… in my opinion for that to be replicated somewhere else, would be really difficult, bet definitely not impossible 🙂 though it would be fascinating!