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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On the origin of life itself he was discreetly vague.
And so he had come to think of the heart, or, as he called it, "the red thing that breathes," as the seat and origin of life.
Wills expressed hope their research will prompt others to consider their theory as a viable one to explain the origin of life, despite the prevalence of the RNA-world hypothesis: "Compared to the RNA-world hypothesis, what we've outlined is simply a much more probable scenario for the origin of life.
If the origin of life can occur rather easily, a percentage of organisms on other worlds will reach higher levels of animal- or plant-like complexity," says Schulze-Makuch.
Scientists are considering two hypotheses regarding the origin of life.
The book addresses the subject of chemical evolution and the origin of life, not biological evolution and its subsequent diversification.
The origin of life is a problem for on Dawkins' naturalistic account it must be traced ultimately to chemical mechanisms, not the biological mechanisms of natural selection that explain the diversity of species of life.
I think and hope that there is nearly as much difference between trying to find out whether species of a genus have had a common ancestor and concerning oneself with the first origin of life, as between making out the laws of chemical attraction and the first origin of matter.
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.
99) charts a battle over the origins of life and provides a sequel to the author's award-winner DOUBTS ABOUT DARWIN, examining the struggle between science and spirituality over the origin of life.
There are two basic issues involved in the question of biological origins: the origin of life as such, and the special form of life that we call human life.
They wrote an open letter signed by nearly 200 clerics in response to a 2004 resolution by the Grantsburg, Wisconsin, school board requiring that biology classes incorporate "various models or theories" of the origin of life.

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