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Life on Earth emerged after meteorites bombarded “small little ponds”

According to a new study by a team of Canadian and German scholars at McMaster University and the Max Planck Institute, life began in small lakes and warm pools on the surface of the Earth. This contradicts previous theory that suggested that life began in the seas. This theory is not new. Charles Darwin introduced it in 1871 in a letter to a fellow colleague. He argued that ‘some warm little pond with all sorts of ammonia and phosphoric...