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How Life Began



©2002 by Thomas Heinze
Reproduced by Permission

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Proteins and Time
            Design or Chance
            Is the Cell Simple?
            The Origin of Life
            Amino Acids, the Building Blocks of Proteins
            Making Proteins
            Billions of Years
                    A Mammoth Disappointment
  • Chapter 2 - Could Cell Parts Get Together?
            Hot Vents and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
            Do Proteins in the Ocean Concentrate?
            Chemical Dilution
            Coacervates
            A Cell Needs a Membrane
            How Many Parts Does a Cell Need?
            Getting the Parts Together
            Spontaneous Generation Doesn't Happen
  • Chapter 3 - The Cell's Information
            Proteins Are Folded to Fit
            Addressing Proteins
            Turning off Proteins
            The RNA World
            How Did Theorizing about the RNA World Begin?
            Why Abandon Proteins for RNA?
            To Believe or Not to Believe
            Could it Happen?
            Replication and Catalysis
            Natural Selection
            DNA
            Where Does Information Come From?
            DNA Crams Information into a Tiny Space
  • Chapter 4 - Pulling It All Together
            How Cells Work
            Reproduction
            When Is a Miracle a Miracle?
            Faith in What?
            Designed or Not Designed?
            Science Redefined
            Mount Rushmore
            Did Life Come from Another Planet?
            The Meaning of Life
  • Chapter 5 - The Message
            What Book Is Number Two?
            The Romans
            The Jews
            Would You Like to Be Rich?
            Isaiah 53