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Researchers: Poisonous cyanide may have been a “harbinger of life” 4 billion years ago

Note the “may have” and “could have been.” That’s where a lot of origin of life studies are, really. Nothing wrong with that, of course, as long as it is not mistaken for “the findings of science.” It's speculation, pure and simple. It would be a great hard sci-fi novel, maybe a flick. And fun for chemistry students! Read More ›