Why do many scientists believe that the first living organisms arose deep in the ocean near hydrothermal vents or hot springs?

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    Archaea are heat loving, and live in hot springs where water temperatures surpass waters boiling point..
    Organisms living around hydrothermal vents may have had some refuge from large meteors and comets that were bombarding the early Earth.
    Many hydrothermal vents today support a rich ecosystem containing many diverse organisms, including Archaea and bacteria.
    All of the above are correct.
asked May 19, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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All of the above are correct.
answered May 20, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)



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