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Sources of Organic Compounds Required for Primitive Life

David W. Deamer

in Assembling Life: How Can Life Begin on Earth and Other Habitable Planets?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190646387
eISBN:
9780197559741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646387.003.0009
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

Carbon compounds on the early Earth were not the simple mixture previously referred to as a “prebiotic soup.” Instead, there was a continuing input of organic material synthesized by geochemical ... More


Integrating Chemistry, Geology, and Life’s Origin Coauthored with Bruce Damer

David W. Deamer

in Assembling Life: How Can Life Begin on Earth and Other Habitable Planets?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190646387
eISBN:
9780197559741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646387.003.0015
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

Chapter 8 recalled John Platt’s recommendation that testing alternative hypotheses is a preferred way to perform research rather than focusing on a single hypothesis. Karl Popper proposed an ... More


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