It’s just a conventional story in favor of hydrothermal vents for the
origin of life, as opposed to Darwin’s “warm little pond”:
Dr Sean Jordan said, “In our experiments, we have created one of the essential components of life under conditions that are more reflective of ancient environments than many other laboratory studies,”.
“We still don’t know where life first formed, but our study shows that you cannot rule out the possibility of deep-sea hydrothermal vents.”
The researchers also point out that deep-sea hydrothermal vents are not unique to Earth.Rob Waugh, “Charles Darwin ‘may have been wrong about where life came from’” at MSN
So we should look for them on exoplanets if we are looking for life.
Some of us can remember back to when most such stories would begin by announcing that they had proven Darwin right. Funny how the rhetoric is changing.
See also: Origin of life: Could it all have come together in one very special place?
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