On Prebiotic Ecology, Supramolecular Selection and Autopoiesis

  title={On Prebiotic Ecology, Supramolecular Selection and Autopoiesis},
  author={Rafal Wieczorek},
  journal={Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres},
  • Rafal Wieczorek
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres
  • Keywords Originoflife.Autopoiesis.Prebioticecology.RNAworldcritique.LipidworldThe existence of many “worlds” in origin-of-life literature; such as the “lipid world” (Segre etal.2001),the“iron-sulfur world ”(Wachtershauser1992),the“aromaticworld”(Ehrenfreundetal. 2006) and others, leads to the impression that there are many competing hypothesis for theorigin of life. However, if one postulates that a concrete theory for the origin of life shouldprovide a plausible pathway from the stage of… CONTINUE READING
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