Darwin and The Origin of Life

The journal Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres has an interesting paper on Darwin’s views on the origin of life. The paper can be found here. The short version is that Darwin felt that the origin of life could be explained by natural mechanisms and that such an explanation was beyond the scope of scientific methodology of the time. For the long version read the paper.

2 Responses

  1. Darwin did not say much concerning the Origin of Life or Species, just how a life that was fully formed and could reproduce itself could adapt and survive. Probably for the same reason abiogenesis is not considered part of evolution theory today. No scientist has been able to come up with a viable explanation for the beginning of the universe, or the beginning of life. For all practical purposes, these are beyond natural explanations.

  2. Maybe you should actually read the paper before making pronouncements…and learn something about the current stae of the art in OOL research.

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