This finding may explain how the first cells emerged from the primordial soup
billions of years ago: The protein building blocks could have stabilized cell membranes against salt and ions that were present in ancient oceans.
Rushton was a talented cartoonist, and humorous input from the group enlivened a previously strait-laced school magazine, which proved to be the primordial soup
from which the later Private Eye emerged.
Synopsis: Mainstream consensus is that life arose on Earth spontaneously out of "primordial soup
." Yet this theory, as well as the Darwinian "survival of the fittest" concept as it relates to major steps in evolution, has no scientific basis or proof.
If it does not, then I suppose we all just crawled out from under a rock somewhere, the result of a cosmic accident in a pool of primordial soup
The warmer blobs, just above 2.7 K, corresponding to regions of higher density in the primordial soup
, clumped together under their own gravitational attractions--like cumulus clouds appearing in the sky--and amassed yet more gravity, pulling together sufficient matter to spark and stoke the stars and galaxies, leading to our own birthplace, planet Earth.
My tongue-in-cheek guess would be this primordial soup
we're stuck and swimming in.
Hydrogen, with only one neutron and one proton in its nucleus, was the first element to be formed from the primordial soup
of particles at the beginning of the universe.
Biologically speaking, life started when some complex chemical molecules in the primordial soup
in high energy environment of the hot deep-sea plumes mimicked a biological cell and divided into two.
It is not surprising then, that the Newmorrow color palette includes a brownish green called Primordial Soup
. It prompts references to sewage and death and some have referred to it as "the ugliest color in the world," but it also reminds us of the verdant, rich biological goop that spawned life as we know it.
The first page depicts what might be interpreted as the abstraction of matter, a primordial soup
, and the indistinct shape of a disembodied hand--God's hand, or the artist's--a common motif throughout Koch's work.