The research paper avers, “These results support the capability of molecular replicators to spontaneously develop complexity through Darwinian evolution.”
“There is a time in every man’s life when he looks to his God, when he looks at his life, when he wonders how he will be remembered.”
In the 19th century, it was widely believed that the spontaneous generation of life from non-life was common and unremarkable.
Xavier, of University College London, is a young origin-of-life researcher who has steadily pursued questions of central importance.
It was the epilogue that proved controversial. There the three authors reviewed five proposed explanations for life’s origins.