Origin of Life: A Field of Ignorance
The origin of life field is characterized by speculation about dumb molecules that could not possibly have organized themselves into living beings.
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A new synthetic molecule may solve a paradox about life’s origin (New Scientist).
Scientists crack how primordial life on Earth might have replicated itself (Science Daily). Might doesn’t make right.
Scientists’ discovery in Yellowstone ‘extremely relevant’ to origin of life (Phys.org). Uh, Mr. Scientist, the microbes are already living.
How Did Life Begin? (Nature). Leading OOL researcher Jack Szostak starts with the Miller Myth then pushes his imaginary RNA world again.
Why formamide may have been early life’s alternative to water (Astrobiology Magazine).
New study reveals secrets of evolution at molecular level (Phys.org).
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