New artwork PRIMORDIAL SOUP cubism painting
Primordial Soup – Abstract Cubism Wall Art Painting by Deb Breton
“Primordial soup” is a term introduced by the Soviet biologist Alexander Oparin. In 1924, he proposed a theory of the origin of life on Earth through the transformation, during the gradual chemical evolution of particles that contain carbon in the primordial soup.
- Early Earth had a chemically reducing atmosphere.
- This atmosphere, exposed to energy in various forms, produced simple organic compounds (“monomers“).
- These compounds accumulated in a “soup”, which may have been concentrated at various locations (shorelines, oceanic vents etc.).
- By further transformation, more complex organic polymers – and ultimately life – developed in the soup.