A coherent pathway which starts from no more than rocks, water and carbon dioxide and leads to the emergence of the strange bio-energetic properties of living cells, has been traced for the first time in a major hypothesis paper in Cell this week.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-12-life-emerged-cell-membrane-bioenergetics.html#jCp

Interesting hypothesis..... Let the testing begin!

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savroD 6 years 13 weeks ago
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Unbelievable that nobody has commented here!

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leighmf 6 years 13 weeks ago
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Well, for one thing this is not news. We were taught in the 1970'S how lightning striking a rock holding a drop of water was the origin of ecosystems. Hydrothermal vents became popular in the 1990's with the discovery of sulfur-fixing and methylating bacteria which do not need oxygen to live but can make sulfur and pollutants such as mercury bioavailable to aerobic organisms. While a hydrothermal vent is a formidable environment, organisms requiring no oxygen also are found in swamps.

I don't know where they get this "first time ever" hypothesis- ecologists and marine biologists have been chomping on these concepts for years and years.

We were also taught in the 1990's that a good number of scientists will publish just about anything, which includes incorrect and fudged data and misrepresentations about what has been discovered or proven. To know if a paper is correct, you have to analyze the actual paper, not what someone has to say about it.

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