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Eukaryotes now found to be in existence over 1 billion years earlier

Anthony Stephen Szopa anthony at ciphile.com
Fri Aug 20 15:04:31 EST 1999


Eukaryotes now found to be in existence over 1 billion years earlier 
than previously believed.

In Australia, a scientist retrieved mineral specimens from a mining 
bore hole over 2 miles deep.  There he found conclusive evidence that 
eukaryote cells thrived about 2.7 billion years ago.

He says it is possible that eukaryotes may have existed considerably 
earlier even than this.  He suggested that it may even be possible 
that eukaryotes evolved before the non nucleated bacteria.  Nothing 
in his data rules this possibility out.

What is very intriguing to me is that life itself may have evolved 
first deep in the earth's crust rather than in the oceans.  The heat 
at 2 miles down is between 120 and 140 degrees F.

So, for all of you involved in attempting to "create" life from your 
models of the very early Earth's ocean environment need to rethink 
your conditions.  Perhaps heat and pressures only found deep in the 
Earth's crust can account for the production of certain necessary 
life-building molecules heretofore not produced in your earlier 
experiments.



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