Molecular Biologist, Author
Who is Graham Cairns-Smith?
The book popularized a hypothesis he began to develop in the mid-1960s—that self-replication of clay crystals in solution might provide a simple intermediate step between biologically inert matter and organic life. He inspired other ideas about chemical evolution, including the Miller-Urey experiment and the RNA World, all of which are hypotheses that have greatly helped in explaining the origin of life.
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