Conceptualizing the origin of life in terms of evolution.

@article{Takeuchi2017ConceptualizingTO,
  title={Conceptualizing the origin of life in terms of evolution.},
  author={N Takeuchi and Paulien Hogeweg and Kentaro Kaneko},
  journal={Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences},
  year={2017},
  volume={375 2109}
}
In this opinion piece, we discuss how to place evolution in the context of origin-of-life research. Our discussion starts with a popular definition: 'life is a self-sustained chemical system capable of undergoing Darwinian evolution'. According to this definition, the origin of life is the same as the origin of evolution: evolution is the 'end' of the origin of life. This perspective, however, has a limitation, in that the ability of evolution in and of itself is insufficient to explain the… CONTINUE READING
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