Fun fact: legendary microbiologist Carl Woese possessed a custom-labelled "Primordial Soup" can. The label was made in the late '80's/early 90's by another microbiologist, Jim Brown, then a postdoc at the University of Illinois. https://storied.illinois.edu/curiosities-series-2/
Brown later made an updated, high-res version: http://web.archive.org/web/20051117001714/http://www.mbio.ncsu.edu/jwb/PrimordialSoup.jpeg
@nev ooh, the profs in my molecular biology course hated Woese
I don't remember why, but there was drama
@eearroyo1312 apparently for quite a long time he was regarded as something of a crank, until his three-domain system gained mainstream acceptance. ironically now the science is swinging back towards a two-domain system—but with eukaryotes nested WITHIN(!!!!!!!!) Archaea(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
@nev yeah, i think he was also very rude to someone?
But yeah, it's funny. Eukaryotes are just archea with endosymbionts
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