The Origin of Life
The hypothesis of Crystalline Ancestry
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Crystals
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Crystals
Clay minerals and the origin of life
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Information
Types of information storage in crystals
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Sweet crystal
The Sweet Crystal hypothesis
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Location
Where the origin took place
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Error correction
Avoiding a genetic meltdown
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Vegetative reproduction
Propagation with simplicity
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Essays
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God's Utility Function
That which is maximised
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Bright light
"Life is light, that tries to burn bright"
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Direction
Do life and evolution have a progressive character?
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Stochastic corrector
Eörs Szathmáry's stochastic corrector theory
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Complexity
Increasing complexity
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Size matters
Beyond grey goo
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First organics
Clay minerals meet organic molecules
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DNA crystals
Crystal growth using DNA tiles
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Neglect
The neglect of the clay theory
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Experiments
Testing the clay theory
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3D genes
Genetic storage in three dimensions?
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Supersaturation
The origin of supersaturation
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Lateral growth
Lateral crystal growth
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Power source
The source of energy for the first organisms
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Micrographs
Electron micrographs of clay minerals
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Thermophiles
The significance of thermophiles
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The Alien Race
Competition with aliens
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Tubular crystals
Crystals that can roll themselves up
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RNA world
The hypothesis that RNA came before DNA
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Criticism
What the naysayers have to say
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Panspermia
Cosmic ancestry
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Intelligent design
Were organisms designed?
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Takeover
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Genetic takeover
The origin of new genetic substrates
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Takeover types
Genetic takeovers classified
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Genetic takeover - the video
Visual presentation of genetic takeovers
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Takeover number
Genetic takeovers enumerated
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References
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References
A. G. Cairns-Smith references
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Links
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Links
Related material online


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