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Divine Farce -- ID vs Science Chalmers, John H. Nov 09, 2005
Your article is an excellent discussion of science vs ID, one of the best I have seen. However, few exobiologists/astrobiologists or origin of life researchers think that DNA is primordial. Most accept that an RNA world
preceded the present RNA-DNA-Protein world because RNA is both catalytic and informational. That said, many prebiotic chemists also think that RNA may be too complex and that something simpler, more stable, and perhaps easier to make under primitive earth conditions came first. Candidates are threose-RNA, peptide-RNA, or some other polymer with a backbone simpler than the chiral ribose phosphate of RNA.