Monday, May 22, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Did life really begin in the oceans ?

Posted on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012 | Comment icon 55 comments | News tip by: BFB


Image credit: NOAA

 
A controversial new theory suggests that life might have actually developed in freshwater ponds.

It has long been thought that the first life forms on Earth evolved in the depths of the sea, but now a team of scientists has contested this idea by suggesting that the sea is simply too salty to provide the right conditions for this to happen. Instead, they believe that landlocked freshwater ponds would have been a more suitable environment.

"For most everyone alive today, it's almost a fundamental fact."

  View: Full article

 Source: PhysOrg.com


  Discuss: View comments (55)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #46 Posted by aquatus1 on 26 February, 2012, 1:08
*gasp* A sectarian used the same commonly used English expression denoting a negative response in a casual and unimportant fashion as I did? Why...that must mean that...that... Wait, what does it mean?
Comment icon #47 Posted by oly on 26 February, 2012, 1:10
*gasp* A sectarian used the same commonly used English expression denoting a negative response in a casual and unimportant fashion as I did? Why...that must mean that...that... Wait, what does it mean? Only that you reminded me of him for some reason
Comment icon #48 Posted by aquatus1 on 26 February, 2012, 1:14
So, nothing, then. You may want to consider upping your standards when it comes to making connections between people, if you can actually classify them by who has said "no" to you. More generally, you may want to review your entire process for determining which data is valid and credible.
Comment icon #49 Posted by Swede on 26 February, 2012, 1:58
There seem to be a number of anomalies with the timescale, which the whole theory hangs on. Old carving of a stegasaurus: http://www.bible.ca/...ks-cambodia.htm A few other anomalies: http://clearwisdom.n.../2/8/82470.html You may wish to seriously consider upgrading the level of your research/documentation. To address just a few of the "examples" presented in your "references": http://paleo.cc/palu...osaur-claim.htm http://www.ramtops.co.uk/coso.html http://www.ooparts.u...orp-spheres.htm http://www.badarchae...om/?page_id=334 http://pseudoarchaeo...g/b03-ross.html Have you found supplied ref... [More]
Comment icon #50 Posted by oly on 26 February, 2012, 8:19
You may wish to seriously consider upgrading the level of your research/documentation. To address just a few of the "examples" presented in your "references": http://paleo.cc/palu...osaur-claim.htm http://www.ramtops.co.uk/coso.html http://www.ooparts.u...orp-spheres.htm http://www.badarchae...om/?page_id=334 http://pseudoarchaeo...g/b03-ross.html Have you found supplied references to genetic/mutation suppression to be of interest? Edit: Aquatus - Chuckle. Was writing as you were submitting. yes, thanks for links about suppressed mutations, some not exactly in laymans terms. The links about th... [More]
Comment icon #51 Posted by aquatus1 on 26 February, 2012, 8:54
The links about the ooparts didn't really do much. Someone saying "they're fake" isn't debunking. Perhaps the problem is not in the explanation, but in the listener. Seems like evidence that is inconvenient to mainstream science is dismissed. Not at all. It is simply explained. Not understanding the explanation is not the fault of the people explaining. The motives are clear, Yes, the fight against the perpetuation of deception. it's just a shame that the mainstream aren't more forward thinking. You've got your directions reversed. Pretending we still live in the past isn't forward thinking, w... [More]
Comment icon #52 Posted by oly on 26 February, 2012, 10:13
Yes, the fight against the perpetuation of deception. Interesting, despite how scientifically advanced we are, we are still governed by politics, which manipulates whatever it can, including science. One could argue we are governed by rational intelligent beings, but I'd disagree.
Comment icon #53 Posted by aquatus1 on 26 February, 2012, 10:22
Interesting, despite how scientifically advanced we are, we are still governed by politics, which manipulates whatever it can, including science. Which is why it is so important for people to understand how to properly apply skepticism, so that they can determine the probability of any given claim (scientific or political) in terms of credibility and validity. One could argue we are governed by rational intelligent beings, but I'd disagree. I wouldn't. After all, the easiest course for a rational, intelligent being is to manipulate people by appealing to their most influential triggers. For th... [More]
Comment icon #54 Posted by FurthurBB on 26 February, 2012, 21:34
There seem to be a number of anomalies with the timescale, which the whole theory hangs on. Old carving of a stegasaurus: http://www.bible.ca/tracks/tracks-cambodia.htm A few other anomalies: http://clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2007/2/8/82470.html The theory does not depend on a timeline.
Comment icon #55 Posted by FurthurBB on 26 February, 2012, 21:36
yes, thanks for links about suppressed mutations, some not exactly in laymans terms. The links about the ooparts didn't really do much. Someone saying "they're fake" isn't debunking. Seems like evidence that is inconvenient to mainstream science is dismissed. The motives are clear, it's just a shame that the mainstream aren't more forward thinking. Oh, yes, it is a shame that rigorous standards are in place and there must be evidence to back things up. How much better we would all be if we just imagined what we want to be true and then shopped for evidence to support it.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5909386
254262
167271

 
Who was Leonardo da Vinci's mystery mother?
5-22-2017
An Oxford University professor believes he may have pieced together the identity of Leonardo's mother.
Astronauts to undertake emergency spacewalk
5-22-2017
The two-hour spacewalk, which is set to take place on Tuesday, will aim to repair a broken data relay box.
Man finds Viking treasure with metal detector
5-21-2017
Derek McLennan earned almost $2.6 million after unearthing a horde of 10th-century Viking artefacts.
Mount Everest's 'Hillary Step' is destroyed
5-21-2017
The infamous rocky outcrop was the last great challenge for mountaineers aiming to reach the summit.
Other news in this category
Mount Everest's 'Hillary Step' is destroyed
Posted 5-21-2017 | 3 comments
The infamous rocky outcrop was the last great challenge for mountaineers aiming to reach the summit....
 
Doomsday vault flooded by melting permafrost
Posted 5-20-2017 | 20 comments
Norway's Svalbard Global Seed Vault has been breached by water flooding in through the entrance....
 
Huge 20-meter 'rogue waves' are actually real
Posted 5-13-2017 | 9 comments
Recent research has shown that massive waves can appear out of the blue with surprising regularity....
 
Ambitious UK firm wants to build the Matrix
Posted 5-12-2017 | 15 comments
Improbable is the latest startup hoping to change the world by embracing virtual reality technology....
 
Earliest known recording of JFK revealed
Posted 5-11-2017 | 3 comments
The recording, which was made when Kennedy was 20, has been released by archivists at Harvard University....
 
Graphene could 'revolutionize nuclear power'
Posted 5-9-2017 | 9 comments
Scientists in Manchester have revealed that graphene can make heavy water production more efficient....
 
DARPA investigating fast learning methods
Posted 5-8-2017 | 6 comments
Researchers at DARPA want to make it possible for a soldier to be trained in a fraction of the time....
 
'Thor' drills down 4.7km beneath Iceland
Posted 5-6-2017 | 0 comments
A new experimental project is aiming to generate electricity by harnessing the power of volcanoes....
 
Abu Dhabi firm wants to tow iceberg to the UAE
Posted 5-6-2017 | 17 comments
An impending water shortage in the United Arab Emirates has called for a rather extraordinary solution....
 
Are insects and fake meat the future of food?
Posted 5-5-2017 | 55 comments
Scientists have indicated that we may need to make some major dietary changes over the coming years....
 
Human head transplant to take place in China
Posted 5-4-2017 | 23 comments
It has been revealed that the controversial operation will no longer involve patient Valery Spiridonov....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ