Tag: hydrothermal vents
Do Origin-of-Life Researchers Now Accept Intelligent Design?
A reader must ask if an RNA molecule could possibly govern chemical reactions, suppress free-riders, support co-operators, and act in its own self-interest.
On the Origin of Life, Here Is My Response to Jeremy England
The most promising candidate for a “natural engine” is proton flows across thermal vents that theoretically could generate high-energy molecules.
From Cosmos: Possible Worlds — “Most Plausible” Creation Myths
Dr. Tyson’s imagination wanders from Enceladus, a moon of Saturn, to the Cambrian explosion.
Error Catastrophe: Manfred Eigen’s Show-Stopper Is Still Stopping the Origin-of-Life Show
We are nearing a half-century since Eigen wrote about this paradox, and it “still challenges theoretical biologists.”
Warm Little Pond? PNAS Paper Admits Difficulties Generating RNA on Prebiotic Earth
“Warm little ponds,” in Darwin’s quaint expression, are actually very hostile environments for generating nucleotides.