The moon and the origin of life †

  title={The moon and the origin of life †},
  author={Chris R. Benn},
Earth is unusual in bearing life, and in having a large moon. A number of authors have suggested a possible connection between the two, e.g. through lunar stabilisation of the earth’s obliquity, or through the effects of the oceanic tides. The various suggestions are reviewed. 

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