We once heard somebody say "Yo' mama's so old, her favorite food is primordial soup!" Now, given what we know about the origin of life on Earth, we're pretty sure that's impossible. But as it turns out, there's already a ton of arguing about the nature of that primordial soup, and not a lot of consensus — we don't even know if it was on the surface of the very first continents or if it was deep beneath the ancient oceans. Whether or not somebody's mama was there too is probably up for debate as well.
Surf or Turf?
Fast or Slow?
The RNA Origin of Life
Share the knowledge!
Wake up with the smartest email in your inbox.
Our best articles a few times a week.