The origin of life: what we know, what we can know and what we will never know

@inproceedings{Pross2013TheOO,
  title={The origin of life: what we know, what we can know and what we will never know},
  author={Addy Pross and Robert Pascal},
  booktitle={Open Biology},
  year={2013}
}
The origin of life (OOL) problem remains one of the more challenging scientific questions of all time. In this essay, we propose that following recent experimental and theoretical advances in systems chemistry, the underlying principle governing the emergence of life on the Earth can in its broadest sense be specified, and may be stated as follows: all stable (persistent) replicating systems will tend to evolve over time towards systems of greater stability. The stability kind referred to… CONTINUE READING

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