Frankenstein or a Submarine Alkaline Vent: Who is Responsible for Abiogenesis?: Part 2: As life is now, so it must have been in the beginning.

@article{Branscomb2018FrankensteinOA,
  title={Frankenstein or a Submarine Alkaline Vent: Who is Responsible for Abiogenesis?: Part 2: As life is now, so it must have been in the beginning.},
  author={Elbert Branscomb and Michael Russell},
  journal={BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular, cellular and developmental biology},
  year={2018},
  volume={40 8},
  pages={
          e1700182
        }
}
We argued in Part 1 of this series that because all living systems are extremely far-from-equilibrium dynamic confections of matter, they must necessarily be driven to that state by the conversion of chemically specific external disequilibria into specific internal disequilibria. Such conversions require task-specific macromolecular engines. We here argue that the same is not only true of life at its emergence; it is the enabling cause of that emergence; although here the external driving… CONTINUE READING
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