Desperate for Good Headlines, Origin-of-Life Theorists Push Meager “New Organics in Meteorites” Story
As evidence for the chemical origin of life, the news media are touting a new analysis of a meteorite that fell to earth in Sutter’s Mill, California.
Death Valley Days: Chemists Propose a Seemingly Unlikely Environment for the Origin of Life
Benner et al.‘s ambitious task was to address some of the most compelling reasons cited by origin-of-life researchers who reject the RNA-world model.
Chemists Ponder the Origin of Life
The American Chemical Society recently dedicated a whole issue of Accounts of Chemical Research to the puzzle of life’s chemical origins.
It’s Not the "Complexity"
A clich� popular with journalists holds that ID is all about how life is “too complex” to have originated or evolved without direction from some source of intelligence.
Homochirality, a Puzzle in Biology that Remains Unsolved
Turns out, the problem isn’t any easier to explain in two dimensions than in three.