The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life
by Nick Lane
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Operating at the scale of atoms, the error rate in our protein factories inside our cells is far lower than our best high tech manufacturing processes.
Just like viruses, we are parasites of our environment. So why are we considered living things and viruses not?
A compelling argument on why complex life has risen only once in the last 4 billion years, while bacteria has not evolved or even shown any inklings of these complex traits.
That the acquisition of mitochondria by bacteria-like life was the real origin of complex life. Everything else, including sex came after.
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Minute Inc. 2017