Charles Darwin’s well-known theory on life’s origin might have been proved thanks to a scientist’s discovery in Australia.
Astrobiologist Tara Djokik realized a significant discovery in the region of Pilbara of Western Australia. She explained how surprised she and her team was when they understood that their research might give a clue to Darwin’s theory. She said, “…I came across something rather special, which probably looks like a bunch of wrinkly old rocks are actually stromatolites. […] was a small, peculiar rock about the size of a child’s hand.” Dr. Djokik further explained that for six months, she analyzed with her team the found object when one of her mentors indicated that it might geyserite. The rock type identified is developing only in and around the edges of hot spring waters. She said that for a better understanding, she must take us back in history when Darwin made quite the statement. She detailed that “In 1871, in a letter to his friend Joseph Hooker, Charles Darwin suggested: “What if life started in some warm little pond with all sorts of chemicals still ready to undergo more complex changes?”
Dr. Djokik said that nowadays, we have the hot springs which can dissolve minerals from the underlying rocks. Along time, these warm waters have been found in the oceans, as deep-sea hydrothermal vents, or hot vents, which are also chemical factories. She explained how the possibility of life origin could always be in the ocean, mainly because the deep-sea vents are known in the old rock record. The discovery, however, represents support and an alternative perspective. Pilbara, on the other hand, is known for its 3.5 billion-year-old volcano.
Charles Darwin’s Creation Theory
Charles Darwin was a 19th-century scientist who brought an immense contribution to the study of evolution. He indicated that all species of life have descended along time from some common ancestors. This fact is nowadays accepted and considered worldwide, a fundamental concept in science.