Posted: Mar 30, 2018 3:30 pm
by Wortfish
Alan C wrote:
Thomas Eshuis wrote:
Wortfish wrote: around 700 million years ago, must have grown on soil
Plant life originated in the oceans and freshwater lakes Wortfish, not on dry land.

Indeed. I would so the gradual spread of the first mosses and their recent descendants laid the 'groundwork' for higher plants.

That is a self-defeating point. If plant life originated in the oceans, then there was obviously no soil full of the remains of insects and the like there.