Life's crucible.

@article{Radetsky1998LifesC,
  title={Life's crucible.},
  author={P Radetsky},
  journal={Earth},
  year={1998},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={34-41}
}
Research by German chemists Gunter Wachtershauser and Claudia Huber about the origins of life is reviewed. Other theories about the beginning of life on Earth are examined with comments by noted researchers.