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LiveScience publishes stale dated origin of life theories from 2007 in 2016

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LiveScience publishes stale dated origin of life theories from 2007 in 2016

black smoker (possible origin site)/Chris German, Woods Hole

It’s not their fault. No serious new developments in the intervening years.

From Ker Than at LiveScience, a rehash of competing origin of life theories, concluding with:

Trying to recreate an event that happened billions of years ago is a daunting task, but many scientists believe that, like the emergence of life itself, it is still possible.

“The solution of a mystery of this magnitude is totally unpredictable,” said Freeman Dyson, a professor emeritus of physics at Princeton University in New Jersey. “It might happen next week or it might take a thousand years.” More.

New Island and Pumice Raft in the Tongas, possible origin site
NASA image of pumice raft, possible origin site

But then we learn,

Editor’s Note: This article was first published in 2007. Tia Ghose contributed updates to this report.

We have lots more competing facts but still know nothing. That implies that we are asking the wrong questions.

See also: What we know and don’t know about the origin of life

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One Reply to “LiveScience publishes stale dated origin of life theories from 2007 in 2016

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    Pearlman says:

    did not need new ones, their interpretation of the old facts are literally off (overstate age) by billions of years.
    reference: http://amzn.com/1518640508

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