2. The Evolution of Molecules

2.0 Introduction

Organic chemistry is an arduous subject of study. The gigantic investigative effort put by Western civilization into the unraveling of the matrix of life leads to the conclusion that the original building blocks on which life is based are few … Continue reading

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2.1 Chemical Complexification

The earliest stage of Earth’s history from 4.56 to 4.45 billion years ago was hot and has been referred to as “Hadean”. The first solid mantle covering the earth was formed about 4.5 to 4.3 billion years ago, i.e. 9 … Continue reading

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2.2 Polymers

In the early phases of evolution, we can assume the presence of energy-rich molecules capable of polymerization. Also, we can assume strong fluctuations of the environment. These fluctuations were due to the presence of the moon, the fast spinning of … Continue reading

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2.3 Viruses

The next step in the evolution of life along the nucleic acid pathway requires the presence of enclosures. Molecules of RNA comprised of about 50 bases are most likely to go through this process because these molecules reproduce with a … Continue reading

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