More detail has come out on the fascinating role of water in cellular dynamics, touched on by Denton in his book, The Wonder of Water.
The driving tendencies in nature on the early Earth would have been analogous to seismic tremors rearranging the books in the library.
Riccardo Sabatini is charming. He has the TED style down (who teaches them all to talk that way?), and he deploys some memorable images.
Increasingly, the direction of research points away from a materialist view in which information is seen as a byproduct of matter.
“The basic idea behind Wikipedia is wrong for a number of reasons.”