primordial soup

noun

Definition of primordial soup

: a mixture of organic molecules in evolutionary theory from which life on earth originated

Examples of primordial soup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But recently a team of researchers realized that--much like that first primordial soup sitting in a bowl of Earth--the experiment’s container played an underappreciated role. Sarah Vitak, Scientific American, 26 Nov. 2021 Scientists worried that humans could take advantage of benevolent AI and suggested that an autonomous robot could re-create Earth’s primordial soup. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's Magazine, 17 Aug. 2021 If art history is a tree of life, then cryptoart has been evolving in a primordial soup that’s nearby. Matthew Schneier, Vulture, 15 Apr. 2021 Each of their four studio albums was a Rosetta Stone tossed into the primordial soup, rippling outward, sending aftershock after aftershock through popular music and culture. Patrick Lyons, Billboard, 12 Mar. 2021 There are some key factors here that scientists now believe are critical to a successful primordial soup. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 12 Nov. 2020 Solar wind can form water on interplanetary dust, potentially adding to the primordial soup that gave rise to life on Earth, scientists say. Charles Q. Choi, Scientific American, 28 Jan. 2014 That means a primordial soup with all the same ingredients like different amino acids and electrolytes will respond very differently to sunlight on a small pond versus a large ocean. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 12 Nov. 2020 The first insects emerged about 412 million years ago, but the biblical language puts that dragonfly—along with Adam and Eve—in the primordial soup. Christian Wiman, Harper's magazine, 20 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of primordial soup

1962, in the meaning defined above

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“Primordial soup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/primordial%20soup. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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