From Nature: “The Pacific Ocean may hold the key to understanding why global warming has stalled.” Indeed, many great things lie in the Pacific Ocean.
Archives for January 2014
The underlying problem is complexity. Even the simplest bacterium is, at the molecular level, staggeringly complex. Although we have no idea of the minimal complexity of a living organism, it is likely to be very high. It could be that some sort of complexifying principle operates in nature, serving to drive a chaotic mix of chemicals on a fast track to a primitive microbe. If so, no hint of such a principle has been found in laboratory experiments to re-create the basic building blocks of life. (Paul Davies — New York Times — Nov, 28 2013)