New tests seem to confirm Darwin’s theory that all life on earth shares a
single ancestor. But what would this microorganism have looked like?
One scientist says, ” . . . to us, it would most likely look like some sort of froth, perhaps
living at the edge of the ocean, or deep in the ocean on a geothermal vent. At the molecular level, I’m sure it would have looked as complex and beautiful as modern life.”
So we were all born, like Aphrodite, from the foam of the sea. Above is François Boucher’s visualization of the event.
Seafret, one of my favorite words, is sea foam blown by the wind.