Scientists closer to finding origins of life is the title of an article in today’s NZHerald (dated 15 May 2009). Looks like they are getting really close now, considering how confident they are.
“Scientists have developed an experiment which demonstrates how the very first life may have formed about four billion years ago.”
Wow; what is this about?
“Dr Sutherland believes that he has shown how it was possible to make all the building blocks of RNA from the simple chemicals that would have existed on Earth four billion years ago.”
Amazing! Let’s read on:
“”We haven’t yet made the RNA molecule itself but we’ve made two of the four sub-units or building blocks. It suggests that making the molecule is possible,” he said.”