If the Scientists are to be believed, this is big news: discovery of a fossilized life forms 3.4 billion years old.
A team of Australian and British geologists have discovered fossilized, single-cell organisms that are 3.4 billion years old and that the scientists say are the oldest known fossils on earth.
Their assertion, if sustained, confirms the view that life evolved on earth surprisingly soon after the Late Heavy Bombardment, a reign of destruction in which waves of asteroids slammed into the primitive planet, heating the surface to molten rock and boiling the oceans into an incandescent mist. The bombardment, which ended around 3.85 billion years ago, would have sterilized the earth’s surface of any incipient life.
The claim is also a new volley in a long-running conflict over who has found the oldest fossil.
However, as Rick Perry and your run of the mill Tea Partier can tell you, Scientists are Tricksy and these egghead are not to be trusted. So until these scientists can prove that they didn’t plant these 3.4 Billion year old fossils just to fool folks, this evidence should be deemed suspect.
[h/t – The Tea Party]