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Life

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Jimmy, Sep 20, 2021.

  1. Jimmy

    Jimmy Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have any ideas what happened to the common ancestor that gave rise to the two main groups of life, which are bacteria and archaea roughly 4 billion yrs ago? Is it simply that we can’t identify it, haven’t discovered it, it perhaps went extinct, was it a one time event that occurred between non living things or was it a combination of two or more of these scenarios?

    I was actually surprised when I just learned that we don’t know how life started on earth considering we know roughly how old the earth is and when it started to form. I always thought we knew. Learn something new every day.
     
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  2. The Hammer

    The Hammer Frog Lord
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    Probably a little bit of both. Nothing from that long ago is still around, and a lot of things like bacteria/archaea don't fossilize.

    Fossilization actually takes very precise conditions to occur.
     
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  3. dybmh

    dybmh Terminal Optimist
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    @Jimmy,

    Let's say you're right about evolution and creation in the blink of an eye. What's next? How can I apply this to my life to make it better?
     
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  4. Jimmy

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    Well if you’re serious I guess there’s really not much to be applied
     
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