Beginning of Life

By Karey Burek

A  few years ago, off the coast of Greenland, an amazing discovery was made possibly the beginning of life on Earth.

Although the subject is anatomically deteriorated because of its age, scientists believe its biochemistry was similar to that of every life-form that has evolved since.

How did it get here?  Scientists look to the sky.  Comets seem to be one of the keys because of their chemistry.  Comets are sometimes made of water, ammonia, formaldehyde and hydrogen cyanide.  These are all key ingredients that form amino acids.  And what are amino acids?  They are proteins necessary for life!

Millions of years ago, comets hit the earth leaving their mark and debris on Earth.  These days, scientists seem to think that the “stardust” that fell from the sky may have been what propelled the creation of life.

The dust from comets, meteors and comets themselves could have possibly seeded the planet.  This would have led to the creation of the first organisms on the planet.  This also would have proved that Darwin's theory of evolution was correct.  

The Father of Prebiotic Chemistry, Stanley Miller states, “Organic compounds organized themselves into something that was self-replicating.  Once that happens, away you go.  You’ve got Darwinian evolution!”


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