Schubdüse wrote:kudayta wrote:Ribozymes are complex structures that could not have happened by chance. Some sort of process resulted in their existence. That process remains a mystery.
Hmm, I'm not sure about that. Ribozymes are not that complex. Maybe their precursors can be even explained by a self-assembly process.
I think, I have read a chemisty paper or an article about artificial ribozymes, which were very easily created by natural reaction starters (uv-light, flashes, you know the story.)
But I won't start an argument here until I have found this article.
And of course you are right, the origin of life remains to be uncovered. (I don't like words like mystery or wonder in the context of science. For instance, there is no wonder of life.)
Yeah, it could very well be that I flubbed the origin of ribozymes assertion. Biochemists may know full well how they came to be. In any case, I'm still not qualified to comment on them, except to say that there was a ratcheting process involved in their creation. They are too complex to have simply popped into existence by some quantum event in the time frames we're looking at. The universe just isn't old enough for that.