What is an argument that shows that the emergence of photosynthetic beings was crucial for life to reach the marine surface and later the dry land?

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Ultraviolet radiation from the sun was not disallowed to reach the surface of the primitive earth. Therefore the development of life on dry land or even near the aquatic surface was impracticable. Probably the first living beings lived submerged in deep water to avoid destruction by solar radiation. Only after the appearance of photosynthetic beings and the later filling of the atmosphere with oxygen released by them the formation of the atmospheric ozone layer that filters ultraviolet radiation was possible.


Dipti KC
May 27, 2023
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