April 20th, 2009


Abiogenesis as ineluctable ramification of primordial geochemical metastability

Saturday night, as I was having a little bit of a snack before bed, I started reading an article in American Scientist to keep my brain occupied while munching my ham sandwich. It turned out to be so interesting that rather than putting it aside when I was done eating to come back to at breakfast, I finished the whole thing right then and there. So I thought I'd put on my Popularizing Science hat and take a whack at summarizing it for my non-scientist friends.

It's about the origin of life. Collapse )
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