The first primitive cells germinated in pools of condensed vapour caused by underground hot water or steam bubbling near the surface of the planet, a study shows.
The finding published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences challenges the widespread view that life originated in the sea.
Researchers analysed evidence of key rock chemicals in ancient inland and marine habitats and compared them with a genetic reconstruction of Earth’s first cells.
Physicist Professor Dr Armen Mulkidjanian and colleagues discovered the oceans did not contain the best balance of ingredients to foster life.
By the way, if you actually know how to read Scripture, this doesn’t affect the outcome… I mean, unless your faith is not upon whom it should be.
- Happy Birthday Darwin!!! (sillyreflections.wordpress.com)