Do Present Proposals on Chemical Evolutionary Mechanisms Point Toward the First Life?
Abiogenesis is the prebiotic process wherein life, such as a cell, arises from non-living materials such as simple organic compounds.
Same-Handed Molecules Are an “Overarching Design Principle” in Life, Say Researchers
Without foresight to solve heterochiral incidents, a primordial cell would quickly perish even if, against all odds, it began homochiral.
New Animation on Topoisomerase Demonstrates Irrationality of Denying Design Evidence in Biology
Replication or transcription of DNA stresses the macromolecule, resulting in supercoiling. Topoisomerase II relieves the stress.
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.
More on James Tour’s Abiogenesis YouTube Series
Brian Miller discusses the Levinthal paradox of the interactome, the long odds of blind processes assembling the first cell, and the challenge of cell death.