Talk:Hypothetical types of biochemistry

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Untitled[edit]

Since the name of the page has changed, you can now find the peer review archive here: Wikipedia:Peer_review/March_2005#Carbon_chauvinism.

Suggestion[edit]

Suggestion: Replace the nanotechnology link with one to the more-to-the-point less-hypey article on molecular assembler which uses only credible sources...

Alternate respiration[edit]

It seems like the article could potentially use a little more discussion of alternate respiration chains. There's mention of chlorine instead of oxygen, but not any coherent mention of other likely respiration cycles. In particular, if you had a solvent other than water, you might reasonably expect another respiration chain to be likely, if the world has something like plants (that fix carbon using photosynthesis or whatever other energy source) and animals (that consume that fixed carbon and respirate it back). If there's no water available for the equation, then some alternative pathway would be required.

Anyone have sources or informed speculation on the subject? Tamtrible (talk) 08:23, 19 February 2014 (UTC)