How did Eozoon Originate, and is Graphite a Proof of Organic Beings in the Laurentian Period?

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I READ with great interest the abstract of Dr. Moebius's investigations on Eozöon in NATURE,. vol. xx. pp. 272, 297, and no income origin. But how was Eozoon more doubt of its inorganic origin. But how was Eozöon formed? We find such single or ramified foraminiferæ-like or algæ like fibres or stems (Figs. 5, 9, 10, 18, 19), which show, by their irregularity, that all organic origin is excluded, sometimes in ice; they originate in the hardening together of crystals, under pressure, and are only the imprisoned, often stem-like and branded hollows of air. Like Eozöon they become afterwards filled with foreign matter, with serpentine and chrysotile, resulting out of the watery decomposition of olivine.

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KUNTZE, O. How did Eozoon Originate, and is Graphite a Proof of Organic Beings in the Laurentian Period?. Nature 20, 425–426 (1879) doi:10.1038/020425c0

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