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Chemiosmosis Premordial Soup Theory – No



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No. I fully reject the Primordial Soup theory for two reasons.

Not only do I believe that it was the Earths' chemical energy, from hydrothermal vents on the bottom of the ocean that life began, I could never see how any soup could produce the energy that is vital for life.Though this 'Primordial Soup' theory has been accepted in textbooks for many decades now, Dr. Nick Lane from the University College London, does not accept it.

He says that life arose from various gases and that the energy for early life came from capturing geochemical gradients at a unique kind of deep-sea hydrothermal vent. Which is very interesting to me. It just makes me realize how interesting and cool Earth is if one scientifically looks at it. I also think it is interesting to hear other peoples opinion about why they believe this theory could have been or why not. 

When the soup theory was suggested in 1929, a man by the name of J.B.S. Haldane argued in his essay on the origin of life, that UV radiation made energy  convert methane, ammonia, and water into organic compounds in every ocean in the beginning of life. Well, if that is the case, then there could be no sustained force without having a source of  energy, and therefore life could not exist at all, correct?

The process called chemiosmosis, basically relates to the generation of molecular units of currency, by the movement of hydrogen ions across a membrane during cellular respiration. So chemiosmosis is vitally necessary for carbon and energy metabolism in every organism, that grow from simple chemical ingredients. And because chemiosmosis is such an important transition, it would be the only apparatus by which all organisms could get away from vents. Some people say that the reason why all organisms are chemiosmotic now, is that they innated it from where the first cells evolved. So in my opinion, organisms could not live without chemiosmosis.

Now some people will disagree with some things I have written about this theory, but I believe that I have said some things that could be a somewhat better and accurate explanation concerning the 'soup' theory opposed to those who find the theory to be true.

In conclusion, I do not see how  a 'Premorial Soup' theory could come about without the process of chemiosmosis.


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