For some theorists, the origin of life is defined as the natural origin of a self-replicating system capable of undergoing Darwinian evolution.
Assume for a moment that there was some way to produce simple organic molecules on the early Earth.
In 2010, University College London biochemist Nick Lane stated the primordial soup theory “doesn’t hold water” and is “past its expiration date.”
Evolutionary theory and the development of the second law of thermodynamics are two of the three major scientific discoveries of the 19th century.
The latest animated video from Long Story Short explains the complex requirements for energy harnessing in life.