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.

Evolution then got under way, with sets of molecules capable of replicating themselves

Fatty molecules coated the iron-sulphur froth and spontaneously formed cell-like bubbles.

Some of these bubbles would have enclosed self-replicating sets of molecules – the first organic cells..The evolution of an enzyme called pyrophosphatase, protocells could generate their own electrochemical gradient, they were no longer tied to the vents.

ON THE MOVE

Cells left the vents on two separate occasions
one exodus giving rise to Bacteriaand the other to Archaea

A Microbial GOD
microbial goo   Burnt was indeed in a bit of a pickle.

The Origination  –  as you do, of course, know, had you been paying attention … had transmogrified him into a black glooy substance – vile tasting and fluidic ~  some form of sludgy mess

through eons and eons millenia  and super galactic star dustand  Chemical/pre-biological era Microbial erasPre-life molecules found floating in nearby galaxytransmutting  further found himself at The Beginning

An Evolutionary Cul – de – sac

Burnt

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