> >> >The laws of physics and chemistry, the chance formation of aGentle readers, Ian's reply here is perhaps an example of a cite-screen.
> >> >self-replicating molecule,
> >> Why do you assume it is chance, rather than due to the laws of
> >Sure the laws chemical bonding etc etc apply, and fairly complex
> Given that we have made many self-replicating molecues in the
> >After 50 years of abiogenesis experiments we have Miller's amino acids
> Sugars, vitamins, co-factors, adenine, thyamine, cytosine, uracil and
> A list of some of the more relevnt findings (excluding the ribozymal
> Hunding A, and Engelhardt R. (2000 Oct). Self-organization and
> Luther A, Brandsch R, and von Kiedrowski G. (1998 Nov 19).
> Smith JV. (1998 Mar 31). Biochemical evolution. I. Polymerization On
> Yao S, Ghosh I, Zutshi R, and Chmielewski J. (1998 Dec 3). Selective
> Wiegand TW, Janssen RC, and Eaton BE. (1997 Sep). Selection of RNA
> Lee DH, Granja JR, Martinez JA, Severin K, and Ghadri MR. (1996 Aug
> Sievers D, and von Kiedrowski G. (1994 May 19). Self-replication of
> Breaker RR, and Joyce GF. (1994 Jun 21). Emergence of a replicating
> Stadler PF. (1991). Dynamics of autocatalytic reaction networks. IV:
> Miller SL. (1987). Which organic compounds could have occurred on the
> Eigen M, and Schuster P. (1977 Nov). The hypercycle. A principle of
Ian knows his subject, and I appreciate and try to follow up links and refs
where possible, though I don't have convenient access to uni library.
However on this occassion I'll trump these with a t.o page on this subject.
This author at least acknowledges that abio is still closer to the
speculation rather than solution end of the scale:
"The problem of perception: Stanley Miller did such awe-inspiring
"Perhaps this more or less even-handed treatment of abiogenesis will give
"...Evolutionists are convinced that abiogenesis happened, but science has
'More than thirty years of experimentation on the origin of life in the
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