The Science of Existence (78) Life Begins

Life Begins

The intimate relationship between the vital phenomena with chemistry and its laws makes the idea of spontaneous generation conceivable. ~ English naturalist Charles Darwin

Life originating depends upon a confluence: contained (cellular) and controlled energetic reactions (metabolism), coupled with a scripted code for reproduction (replication). The only way such processes could be initiated and sustained would be if Nature favored their occurrence. Otherwise, the odds of life ever emerging are exceedingly long indeed.

Life cannot be explained by our current laws of physics. ~ American astrobiologist Sara Imari Walker