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double helix

Green Leaf Structure
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On the Origins of Life

I suspect it would be more prudent to recall how much has been assumed:¬†First, that the pre-biotic atmosphere was chemically reductive; second, that nature found a way to synthesize cytosine; third, that nature also found a way to synthesize ribose; fourth, that nature found the means to assemble nucleotides into polynucleotides; fifth, that nature discovered a self-replicating molecule; and sixth, that having done all that, nature promoted a self-replicating molecule into a full system of coded chemistry.¬†These assumptions are not only vexing but progressively so, ending in a serious impediment to thought. Read More ›

Lucky Jim

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