Skip to comments.Researchers make alternatives to DNA and RNA
Posted on 04/21/2012 10:34:28 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
DNA and RNA molecules are the basis for all life on Earth, but they don't necessarily have to be the basis for all life everywhere, scientists have shown.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
It's been a long time since my flabber was gasted.
“It’s been a long time since my flabber was gasted.”
More importantly, hen was the last time your gaster was flabbered?
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"Some molecules developed the ability to replicate their own information, then we were off to the Darwinian races ..."
Nucleic acids are made up of bases attached to sugars connected by phosphates.
As best as I can tell from the newspaper article (and since it’s about science, the writer probably barely knows what he’s writing about), the researchers just changed the structure of the sugars to something identifiably different, but not drastically so. Kind of like putting a Hummer body on an F-150 frame - you can do it, it’s kind of neat, but it’s not like you invented a hovercraft or something.
Looks like a nice piece of work, but it’s not a new, revolutionary precursor to a novel form of life, or at least that’s not likely - I don’t expect ET will be writing home about it.
From page 8 of Darwins Ghost by Steve Jones. The best evidence for a theory comes when two experiments give the same result.
Given the above, it looks like the theory has been validated six times.
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