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Boffins discover chemistry that could have produced building blocks of life in space

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Re: Oh, the hyperbole

"Earliest forms of life on Earth had very little to do with oxygen, IIRC."

The organic compounds which living organisms are built of do contain oxygen. What the earliest forms didn't do was use molecular oxygen as part of their energy systems until, as you say, the blue-greens evolved photosynthesis which produced it as a by-product.

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