Through exhausting trials and trails of spumed exhalation; through thick and less thick ectoplasmic stringy bits,
Burnt trans-futured on, over land and under stream; in sunshine and in rain; enveloped in hot streams of steam; through volcanic eruptions and turbulent electrical storms suffuse with spectacular lightning, Burnt travailled with unyielding strides and found himself not in
Darwin’s little warm pond,beneath a volcanic island, but deep beneath an area of tide- pools; deep in vents sustained by the volcanoes; thus Burnt was as with myriads of others a co-progenitor towards the emergence of life about four billion years ago..The extra steam in the volcanic turmoil had pushed newly formed amino acids away from the sparks before they were able to react further and form other compounds.
Burnt lay warm and snoozily in a hydrothermal vent deep under the turbulent sea.
The pores within his little vents led to high concentrations of large molecules. an ideal setting for him: Burnt was heading towards a new world !
Water percolated down into newly formed rock under the seafloor, where it reacted with minerals such as olivine, producing a warm alkaline fluid rich in hydrogen, sulphides and other chemicalsThis hot fluid welled up at alkaline hydrothermal vents in the early ocean which was acidic and rich in dissolved iron. When upwelling hydrothermal fluids reacted with this primordial seawater, they produced carbonate rocks riddled with tiny pores and a “foam” of iron-sulphur bubbles. ideal for brewing
OXYGEN Exactly when the first life on Earth – the ancestors of modern bacteria – began is a subject of debate, but evidence suggests it could be as much as 3.5 billion years ago.
Early bacterial life introduced oxygen to the atmosphere. As the first free oxygen was released through photosynthesis by cyanobacteria, it was initially soaked up by iron dissolved in the oceansand formed red coloured iron oxide, which settled to the ocean floor. Over time, distinctive sedimentary rocks called banded iron formations were created by these iron oxide deposits. Once the iron in the oceans was used up, the iron oxide stopped being deposited and oxygen was able to start building up in the atmosphere about 2.4 billion years ago.