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Unformatted text preview: I researched a theory that suggests that submarine hydrothermal vents are the origins of life. Researchers are suggesting that the heat from the hydrothermal vents of superheated subterranean water helped in the synthesis of polymers, which the sea water quenched and stopped the very energy from wrecking products soon after their formation in the vents. Having said that, hydrothermal vent simulations have just produced 0.001% microscopic yield of hexaglycine, which is of extremely simple complexity in comparison to the simplest of living cells. Added to this, it is also likely that the high temperatures of these geological times would have been enough to degrade any complex molecule that may have been created in some way. References: http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2004/june2/lowegeo-62.html http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/abioprob/originoflife.html...
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- Spring '11
- Amino Acids, hydrothermal vents, submarine hydrothermal vents, hydrothermal vent simulations