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Not sure you're really a chemist. Water itself is not organic, but organic compounds dissolve readily in water making it an organic solvent.
The particular feature of water that is very important that as well as being a basic solvent in which some things can dissolve.
LA it is you who are being pedantic now! I never meant basic in a chemical sense just that some non ionic compounds (including organic ones) are soluble in or miscible with water. stop picking a fight.
I've heard it said that liquid methane on Titan is what water is on Earth. One thing that water on Earth does is act as an organic solvent. Without a solvent life is not possible, So while liquid methane on Titan rains, forms lakes and rivers and erodes the landscape it would need to be an organic solvent to support life.If intelligent life developed on Titan would they never believe that there is life on Earth? After all, they would look to our planet and see a world so hot as to be covered in melted rock, even having quite a lot of rock vapor in the air. They would be very surprised to learn that the creatures on Earth depend on the liquid rock for our own lives. They may even now be hotly debating the origin of the strange thing that fell from the sky not long ago.From space the surface of Titan can not be seen. From the surface can stars, the sun and Saturn be seen?