Researchers in Austria think they have found a clue: a cryptochrome protein that appears to respond to the lunar cycle.
The research paper avers, “These results support the capability of molecular replicators to spontaneously develop complexity through Darwinian evolution.”
Boom! There goes the “exquisitely documented” evolution of turtles. Sorry, Professor Dave.
Without foresight to solve heterochiral incidents, a primordial cell would quickly perish even if, against all odds, it began homochiral.
Here are more cellular machines to dazzle us with their moving parts and functions.