Working independently, in the 1920s, Aleksandr Oparin and J. B. S. Haldane proposed similar theoretical schemes for how life may have originated on Earth (see life, origin). Hence, the term "Oparin-Haldane theory" is sometimes used when referring to their views. The main similarities and differences between Oparin's and Haldane's suggestions are summarized below. The first practical test of the Oparin-Haldane Theory was the Miller-Urey experiment, carried out in 1953.
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