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The Origins Divide: Reconciling Views on How Life Began

Did life begin in heat or cold, in a reducing or oxidizing atmosphere, at the ocean surface or in the deepest sea, with a membrane-enclosed genetic molecule or as a flat collection of chemical reactions on a rock? How nonliving chemicals transformed into living molecules is one of the biggest mysteries in science, and we might never know for sure how it happened.

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Resource Type: Journal article/Issue
Audience Level: Undergraduate upper division 15-16, Graduate, Professional (degree program), General public & informal education, Continuing education

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Authors and Editors: Melissa Lee Phillips of freelancer
Publisher: American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)
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