Don't you need some kind of stable fluid to support life? What is he postulating this fluid is? Fucking battery acid? And the atmosphere there is crazy reactive. Whatever the fuck could survive that. it certainly shouldn't be allowed to exist within my universe. I say we nuke Venus from orbit just to make sure.
Well a lifeform (i dont know what kind) was discovered on earth that uses deadly arsenic in its systems in place of where literally everything else uses phosphorus, and a slug at the bottom of the ocean that, for lack of better words, is made of metal.
Natrual selection and evolution can pull some crazy shit anywhere given the right conditions.
My real question was about the fluids. I am pretty certain life cannot exist without a stable fluid and am curious as to what kind of fluids that you would have on Venus.
Ah, well as far as i know a fluid needs to be a powerful solvent in order to serve in a lifeform. We have water, which is the most powerful solvent.
And on Venus, as far as human knowlegde is concerned it has mostly carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide. Neither of those are solvents.
Turning to theory i see that people think that there was once water on Venus too, so if there was any water on Venus prior to it becoming a the hottest plannet in our solar system, its probably still around somewhere.
Now i doubt that anything larger than bacteria has appeared on Venus, but if underground reserves of water somehow formed its possible that something could survive in those.