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What came first in the evolution of life? Food or Sex?

It’s an age-old question, a chicken or egg scenario (egg came first by a good few hundred million years), what stared first, food or sex?

To tell you the truth, food came first by a long way. Life has existed on Earth for around 4.1 billion years, but for the most of that time life was asexual microbes reproducing by division (feasting on sunlight and chemosythesis). …


Will Lockett

Nerd, science writer & author of the Universe Undressed series (coming 2021) go to to find out more

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