Well, well, well, isn't this interesting. The scientific community is having conniptions over the discovery of a life form that can live only on arsenic. "Huh? That's just not possible!" they shriek, brandishing their yellowing old biology textbooks. "It's against all the rules of nature!"

Well, it is possible. And they'll just have to accept it. But it's obviously going to take a while. Old thought habits die hard, after all - particularly when they have been inculcated into the scientific culture to justify the presence of a ruling elite.

And they could easily have thwarted a lesser scientist. But thankfully the brave and determined Ms Felisa Wolfe-Simon ignored them:

Despite ridicule from her colleagues, Felisa Wolfe-Simon stuck with her theory about the existence of a radically different form of life, and now it's paid off.

I bet those denialist colleagues were all male, too. Well, look who's laughing now, testosteroids!

And isn't it interesting that it was a woman who made this paradigm busting discovery. Not only has Gaia decided to rewrite the rule book of life on Earth. She also decided that a fellow sassy sister would be the one to discover it. This was a Yougogirl! of truly cosmic proportions.

But what about the motivations of Gaia Herself? Why did She decide to confound the scientific community in such a dramatic way? Well, it's pretty obvious if you are attuned to such things. This was Her way of saying that only She truly knows and makes the rules of life - and not those appalling white coated patriachal peenie-wavers, or similarly sexist religious leaders.

This could also be Her reaction to threat of global warming. Clearly huMANity has poisoned the planet with his appalling carbon pollution. Now, with catastrophic climate change clearly upon us, perhaps Gaia has decided to take that old building block of life out of the equation entirely. By replacing it with arsenic she could be executing the ultimate carbon pollution reduction scheme. I think that's very likely, fellow travellers.

And this discovery has great relevance to the appalling War on "Terror", too. I mean, we now know that what we usually think of as poison can actually be the stuff of life itself.

So, the message is: maybe those "terrorists" aren't so terrible, after all. Perhaps they aren't just randomly taking life, but creating it instead!

That's a pretty radical concept for the hoi polloi, of course. But we've known it for a long time, haven't we fellow travellers? That's why we call them freedom fighters.