The search for the origin of life usually involves looking to the past, and usually involves devising experiments to try and repeat those past events. This research paper suggests that instead of looking to the past, a more productive search for the origin of life may be to examine the way in which new life is currently being created.
During the growth process of all living things, inanimate food of various types is spontaneously converted into living cells and living tissues. Nucleic acid contains information about how life should be lived, but it is protein that actually carries out those instructions and lives that live, and this research paper examines the process whereby inanimate proteins are created and become part of living cells and living tissue.
Whilst accepting that all current life is descended from life that already exists, the paper hypothesizes that life itself is being continually created from inanimate chemicals. Ascertaining how inanimate objects become living objects today, should provide pointers for how inanimate objects became living organisms in the past.
How Life Begins: The Search for the Origins of Life Should Begin by Examining How Life is Created Today
Richard Underwood, Independent Researcher
Manchester, United Kingdom
First Published Bioscience Today, 08 July 2017,