The conversation turns to the challenge and necessity of quickly evolving error-correction mechanisms in origin-of-life scenarios.
Also in this surprisingly accessible mix — feedback loops, physicist Jeremy England, and much more.
They cover abiogenesis and “Natural Selection of the Gaps,” systems biology, design triangulation, whether life could arise anywhere without design, and more.
Dr. Tour wants to know: “This is the origin of life. How did that first living system form?”
If computer scientists build systems like that, and life at the DNA level also incorporates them, for the very same reasons, that’s rather suggestive.