Evolution of the concepts of the origin of life, 1924–1974

  title={Evolution of the concepts of the origin of life, 1924–1974},
  author={A. I. Oparin},
  journal={Origins of life},
The history of modern concepts of the origin of life almost entirely belongs to the twentieth century. At the turn of the century the problem was actually ignored by the scientific community, being regarded as the domain of faith rather than of knowledge. There was no scientific literature on the problem. There were many individual statements which could not be used as a working hypothesis for objective exploration but were rather in the form of "a sly ruse of mind" (as John Bernal aptly… CONTINUE READING