Perhaps it won’t be long before everyone, critics included, looks at the “junk DNA” concept in the rear-view mirror.
Consider what five prestigious origin-of-life thinkers say about the current status of origin-of-life research.
In recent years, MIT physicist Jeremy England has gained media attention for proposing a thermodynamic energy-dissipation model of the origin of life.
For some theorists, the origin of life is defined as the natural origin of a self-replicating system capable of undergoing Darwinian evolution.
Assume for a moment that there was some way to produce simple organic molecules on the early Earth.