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To be fair, I speed-read this while waiting for -someone- to finish browsing the book store...but really fascinating stuff. I like the procedural way in which Dyson approaches origins of life. He ...
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Review: Origins of LifeUser Review - Bob Nichols - Goodreads
Dyson states that Schrodinger's "What is Life" (1944) assumes that life's essence is replication and that metabolism was secondary. In this book, Dyson speculates that metabolism came first and was ... Read full review
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