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  1. A Natural Historyof Hot SpringsKevin McCarthylocuto@indra.com303 442 9963

  2. Burning Questions • Did life BEGIN in a hot spring? • How did life EVOLVE near hot springs? • How might hot springs IMPROVE life?

  3. Life BEGIN? • Exogenesis / Abiogenesis • Warm Little Pond • Oily Bubbles

  4. Life BEGIN?

  5. Life BEGIN? • Red-Ox Net • Tide Pool / Vent • Facies Model

  6. Dr. Fouke’s Facies Model

  7. Life Evolve? • Mummification Service • West Lothian / Rhynie • Sources of Diversity

  8. Lizzie (Westlothiana Lizziae)

  9. Life Improve? • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) • Nutrition / Astrobiology • Phylogenetic Tree

  10. Phylogenetic Tree

  11. Why do we care? • New Tools • New Products • New Image

  12. Perception is Reality • Q: There are only three major geyser basins on Earth. How many have been left pristine and undeveloped? • A: Three (Yellowstone, Kamchatka, Chile) (From Yellowstone Trivia, by Janet Spencer, Riverbend Publishing, 2006)

  13. A Natural Historyof Hot SpringsKevin McCarthylocuto@indra.com303 442 9963