If Professor Dave watched to the end, he would have to confront the fact that he deceptively conscripted biochemist Bruce Lipshutz as an expert witness.
“The atmosphere lets through just the light we need,” says Denton, “and the sun puts out just the light we need. It’s a remarkable coincidence.”
The scientist — Javier Campos-Gomez at the University of Alabama at Birmingham — was easy to find and I emailed him to confirm that he is who he says he is.
Complex I is involved in the electron transport chain, which is part of the biochemical process by which we create ATP, the energy molecule of life.
Without foresight to solve heterochiral incidents, a primordial cell would quickly perish even if, against all odds, it began homochiral.