The Elements of Evolution (1) Life’s History

Life’s History

From so simple a beginning, endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been and are being evolved. ~ Charles Darwin

Life appeared on this planet as soon as it could. Life proliferated into every possible niche where metabolic energy could be got, whether by molecular manipulation or by radiation intake. Numerous extinction events – a few of searing intensity – have pounded life on Earth and transposed its mix. Yet life has persevered.