Life as We Don't Know It

@article{Wchtershuser2000LifeAW,
  title={Life as We Don't Know It},
  author={G{\"u}nter W{\"a}chtersh{\"a}user},
  journal={Science},
  year={2000},
  volume={289},
  pages={1307 - 1308}
}
There are two main groups of theories for the origin of life on Earth, the prebiotic broth theories and the hydrothermal theories, exemplified by the iron-sulfur world theory. In his Perspective, WA¤chtershA¤user discusses the report by Cody et al., which provides key support for the latter proposal. 
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