From “Study Builds On Plausible Scenario for Origin of Life On Earth” (ScienceDaily, Aug. 10, 2011), we learn:
Biological molecules, such as RNA and proteins, can exist in either a natural or unnatural form, called enantiomers. By studying the chemical reactions carefully, the research team found that it was possible to generate only the natural form of the necessary RNA precursors by including simple amino acids.
“These amino acids changed how the reactions work and allowed only the naturally occurring RNA precursors to be generated in a stable form,” said Hein. “In the end, we showed that an amazingly simple result emerged from some very complex and interconnected chemistry.”
Now could you just turn that around please, and have a “very complex and interconnected chemistry” result from “an amazingly simple” input? Meantime, next!
Should we classify OOL studies with the pursuit of the Holy Grail? Thoughts?