Posted on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012 | 55 comments| News tip by: BFB
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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."