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What delicious could have been. It will be interesting to see if they get anywhere. Need to dig into this a bit
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The Origin of Life – Abiogenesis – Dr. Jack Szostak – YouTube

Summary of one possible method of Abiogenesis.
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The Origin of Life – Abiogenesis – Dr. Jack Szostak – YouTube

Summary of one possible method of Abiogenesis.
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BBC News – ‘Lifeless’ prion proteins are ‘capable of evolution’

"This means that this pattern of Darwinian evolution appears to be universally active... and it's clear that you do not need nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) for the process of evolution."
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BBC News – ‘Lifeless’ prion proteins are ‘capable of evolution’

"This means that this pattern of Darwinian evolution appears to be universally active... and it's clear that you do not need nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) for the process of evolution."
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The Dwindling Web: Scientific American

Interesting comparison of the same food web 200 years appart. The difference is predation by man. We seem to have a disproportionate impact on higher trophic levels.
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Life began with a planetary mega-organism – life – 25 November 2011 – New Scientist

A description of the Last Universal Common Ancestor LUCA. Prior to the use of DNA, before life created an oxygen atmosphere on earth, there was LUCA the ancestor of all living things; Eukaryotes, Archaea, and Eubacteria. this article describes what LUCA may have been like.
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Two Diamonds Linked by Strange Quantum Entanglement | Spooky Action at a Distance | Quantum Mechanics Macroscopic Objects | LiveScience

Large scale quantum affects like these are the final nail in the coffin of determinism. If Roger Penrose and Stuart Kauffman are to be believed, and human consciousness is a result of the collapse of a large scale quantum wave function then free will is also assured. I suspect we are going to find larger and larger scale quantum behaviors. Very exciting stuff!
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What kind of computer is the brain? – The Santa Fe New Mexican

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RNA reactors | the Manitoban

Scientists at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich believe they have found the answer behind the emergence of self-replicating polymers. Computer simulations showed that a prebiotic RNA reactor could serve as a stepping stone toward the emergence of a true RNA replicator. Acting as a filter to keep potentially useful sequences of nucleotides, the RNA reactor could lead to complex sequences, such as ribozymes. Once ribozymes emerge from an RNA reactor, they could establish an efficient self-replicating system in the form of an RNA replicator.”
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