If I had written this book, I would have concluded with a final chapter that began with a verse from the book of Genesis.
Some recent work suggests it all happened at once in a sort of “chemical big bang.”
It is theoretically possible that out of thousands of scientists working on evolutionary computation, all failed to correctly implement the Darwinian algorithm.
Eric Anderson explores the challenges of building a self-replicating 3-D printer, and the light this sheds on the origin-of-life community’s search for their Holy Grail.
Forever lacking are the key elements required for life: coordinated activity, coherent function, regulated control, meaningful information, purposeful intent.