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But, But, But…We Thought the Origin-of-Life Mystery Was All But Solved! | Evolution News

October 24, 2017

“…As science writer Alex Berezow puts it a bit more bluntly:

The origin of life is a profound mystery. Once life arose, natural selection and evolution took over, but the question of how a mixture of various gases created life-giving molecules that arranged into structures capable of reproducing themselves remains unanswered. Many theories have been proposed, some of which are popular (e.g., RNA World), and some of which are a far-fetched (e.g., aliens). Unlike politics, more ideas are not necessarily better; in science, a diversity of theories tends to betray the reality that scientists have no idea what’s going on…”

Source: But, But, But…We Thought the Origin-of-Life Mystery Was All But Solved! | Evolution News

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