(London Daily Mail) All life on Earth may have come from clay according to new scientific research – just as the Bible, Koran and even Greek mythology have been suggesting for thousands of years.

The latest theory is that clay – which is at its most basic, a combination of minerals in the ground – acts as a breeding laboratory for tiny molecules and chemicals which it ‘absorbs like a sponge’.

The process takes billions of years, during which the chemicals react to each other to form proteins, DNA and, eventually, living cells, scientists told the journal Scientific Reports.

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