Scientific research into the origins of life remains exploratory and speculative. Science has no definitive answer to the biggest questions-"What is life?" and "How did life begin on earth?" In this book, Jan Spitzer reconceptualizes origins research by exploiting a modern understanding of non-covalent molecular forces and covalent bond formation-a physicochemical approach propounded originally by Linus Pauling and Max Delbrück. Spitzer develops the Pauling-Delbrück premise as a physicochemical jigsaw puzzle that identifies key stages in life's emergence, from the formation of first oceans, tidal sediments, and proto-biofilms to progenotes, proto-cells and the first cellular organisms.
How Molecular Forces and Rotating Planets Create Life The Emergence and Evolution of Prokaryotic Cells - The Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology
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