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World's oldest microfossils?
« on: March 01, 2017, 04:59:57 PM »
A research team has identified what they believe are the world's oldest microfossils at a site in Canada. They are estimating their age at 3.77 - 4.28 billion years.

Others are skeptical.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/01/world/oldest-microfossils-canada/index.html
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Re: World's oldest microfossils?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 05:14:51 PM »
It amazes me how soon life started on Earth - just a few hundred million years. That bodes well for other life in the universe.
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Re: World's oldest microfossils?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 07:56:36 PM »
It amazes me how soon life started on Earth - just a few hundred million years. That bodes well for other life in the universe.

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Re: World's oldest microfossils?
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 09:19:10 PM »
On another thread, we mentioned a report several years old of the fossil worms in the iron deposits of Minnesota/Michigan. These Canadians may be older.