Did life begin on land rather than in the sea?

by Peggy Townsend, July 18, 2017 in PHYS.ORG

The discovery pushed back the time for the emergence of microbial life on land by 580 million years and also bolstered a paradigm-shifting hypothesis laid out by UC Santa Cruz astrobiologists David Deamer and Bruce Damer: that life began, not in the sea, but on land.