Searching for a Blueprint
- Cosmic evolution of the biogenic elements and compounds. Whittet, D.C.B.; Chiar, J.E. // Astronomy & Astrophysics Review;Dec93, Vol. 5 Issue 1/2, p1
This paper traces the evolution of the biogenic elements H. C. N. O. P and S from their creation by cosmic nucleosynthesis to their inclusion m living systems on the surface of the Earth. Evidence for the presence of significant prebiotic molecules in interstellar clouds and in primitive...
- THE LEGACY OF AN IDEA. // National Geographic;Feb2009, Vol. 215 Issue 2, following p53
The article presents a timeline relating to discoveries involving evolution.
- The paradox of the visibly irrelevant. Gould, Stephen Jay // Natural History;Dec97/Jan98, Vol. 106 Issue 10, p12
Discusses the evolution's invisibility in human life. Evolutionary change for generations of bacteria; Case studies which provide explanation on evolution; Reasons for overstating the centrality of cases in understanding evolution.
- The search for life's origins--and a first 'synthetic cell.'. Trachtman, Paul // Smithsonian;Jun84, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p42
Focuses on scientific research for life's molecular origins. Use of precursors of genes and enzymes to study evolution; Creation of the first 'synthetic cell'; Probing the chicken-or-egg paradox; Analysis of the idea of autopoiesis.
- The rise of life on earth. Monastersky, Richard; Mazzatenta, O. Louis // National Geographic;Mar98, Vol. 193 Issue 3, p54
No abstract available.
- Our microbial origins. Monastersky, Richard; Mazzatenta, O. Louis // National Geographic;Mar98, Vol. 193 Issue 3, p65
No abstract available.
- Enigmas of the small shellies. Gould, Stephen Jay // Natural History;Oct90, Vol. 99 Issue 10, p6
Explains how two rare fossil finds have solved paleontological puzzles. Discovery of two forms of small, shelly fauna (SSF), `Microdictyon' and `Halkieria'; Why paleontologists are fascinated by the two SSF; Impact on theory as to when life began on this earth.
- THE FATE OF LIFE ON EARTH. Lem, Stanislaw; Manetti, Christina // Dialogue & Universalism;2000, Vol. 10 Issue 12, p113
Explores the origin and the future of life on earth through events and factors that influence life most. Biological complexity of life; Proof of the occurrence of transbiological evolution on earth; Significance of searching for signs of biological phenomena in the universe on putting life on...
- Genesis of life. Cohen, Philip // New Scientist;04/22/2000, Vol. 166 Issue 2235, p12
Reports on findings that life on earth may have begun as a molecular hybrid of half-protein, half-RNA. Reasons why many biologists have believed that RNA was the first self-replicating molecule; Description of RNA chemical relative, peptide nucleic acid (PNA); Evidence that PNA may have been a...