Thursday, May 14, 2009

Origin of Life

A new discovery at University of Manchester in the U.K. by a chemist Dr. Sutherland has shown some light on the origin of life. RNA as the basis is being published in Nature. He has shown how such reactions could have occured approximately 3.8 billion years ago. The chemistry according to other chemists is robust. Phosphates may have been, according to this latest idea, the starting molecules. It uses cyano acetylene. That molecule is used up quickly and is one critique of the proposed reactions. However, that molecule is quite common on Titan, which is thought to be very similiar to the early earth. Another interesting thing Darwin said life must have began in warm pools of water and this seris of reactions does exactly that. More research is needed. But this is quite good. So much for Genises.

Skeptical DoDo.

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