Could Life Originate between Mica Sheets?: Mechanochemical Biomolecular Synthesis and the Origins of Life


The materials properties of mica have surprising similarities to those of living systems. The mica hypothesis is that life could have originated between mica sheets, which provide stable compartments, mechanical energy for bond formation, and the isolation needed for Darwinian evolution. Mechanical energy is produced by the movement of mica sheets, in… (More)


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