Life on Earth May Have Begun Earlier Than We Thought

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Message 2097744 - Posted: 14 Apr 2022, 16:00:47 UTC
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Recent work on apparent fossils, discovered in 2017, in Quebec, Canada, seems to confirm the existence of life on Earth approximately 4 billion years ago. These relatively complex, branching-form fossils are very difficult to explain as anything but the remains of living things.
Given the age range of the strata under consideration, life could have already become fairly complex, as early as 300 million years after Earth formed.

This suggests that life began with relative ease on Earth, and by implication, that life could be very common throughout the cosmos.
Please find a link to an article with further details, below:

https://www.sciencealert.com/complex-life-may-have-started-on-earth-much-earlier-than-we-thought
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Message 2097937 - Posted: 17 Apr 2022, 6:19:35 UTC

If it can be proved that any form of life started that early on earth then it should be a slam dunk conclusion that life is all over the universe.
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