How ironic then that a majority of college-educated adults have been led so far astray in their understanding of the sobering realities of abiogenesis research.
In 2016, physicist Lawrence Krauss promised, “We’re coming very close” to explaining the origin of life via chemical evolutionary models.
The adhesive properties of gecko toe pads, based on atomic van der Waals attraction, have been understood for years now.
Leading lights in origin-of-life research share their work and thoughts in a series of open-access articles about chemical evolution.
“Warm little ponds,” in Darwin’s quaint expression, are actually very hostile environments for generating nucleotides.