Author: Rob Stadler
Long Story Short — A Strikingly Unnatural Property of Biopolymers
Scientists have been trying for decades to get monomers to link up into biopolymers under “prebiotically plausible conditions.”
Long Story Short — Did Purely Natural Processes Produce Biopolymers?
Science provides a clear expectation of what natural processes produce, and what we observe in the biopolymers of life is dramatically unexpected.
Purifying Bad Results: How Origin-of-Life Researchers Cheat via “Relay Synthesis”
This is not a question of scale — even if the “chemist’s flask” were the entire Earth.
Researchers Overlook Toxic Products in Origin-of-Life Experiments
They stop reactions at optimal times, and scan through products of their reactions with high-tech equipment to find trace amounts of the product they seek.
New “Long Story Short” Video Delivers a Dose of Reality on Origin-of-Life Research
In the time of the early Earth, Airgas, the supplier from which the researchers obtained their materials, was not around.