origin of life


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origin of life

the process by which biomolecules, subcellular structures and living cells have come into existence.
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This seriously compromises Meyer's argument, since his conclusion of design depends on his assertion that he has performed a "thorough search" to exclude all natural alternatives to intelligent intervention at the origin of life .
Darwin did not escape criticism for his lack of discussion of the origin of life.
His broader interests focus on understanding the relationship between the chemical and physical evolution of the solar system and the origin of life.
But supposing the origin of life was wholly natural, why could it have happened just once, in the dawn of the common ancestor?
The implications for our understanding of human spirituality, virtue ethics, the scientific question of the origin of life, and the meaning of "ultimate reality" are very promising.
One theory of the origin of life proposes that some of the biomolecules that formed on asteroids may have reached the surfaces of planets, and contributed to the origin of life as we know it.
Also others with a background in basic science might be interested in recent thinking on the origin of life.
The research by Pam Hanley, an education academic at Southampton University, shows that many science teachers agree it is essential to discuss religious beliefs about the origin of life in the classroom.
Friend, a science writer for USA Today, examines the implications of Woese's discovery on microbiology, genetics, and studies of the origin of life, In a book that is based in part on lab visits, treks to hot springs, and interviews with members of undersea-expedition teams, Friend chronicles scientists' efforts to decode archaea's genetics and to unlock the secrets of its amazing survival skills.
In a new paper, called The Origin of Life in Comets, the Cardiff team develops the theory of how the first organisms could have formed.
Those who do not believe in the Divine origin of life find it irresistible, but even religiously devout individuals have reformulated Darwin's original idea to "accommodate" their faiths.
Hoyle depicted the presumed origin of life from nonliving matter on the primordial Earth as being as implausible as the assembly of a functional jetliner by a tornado whirling through a junkyard.

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