Theories on the Origin of Life

„There are various theories on the origin of life. They all run aground on this most central questions: »How did the Genetic Code, along with the mechanisms for its translation (ribosomes and tRNA melecules), originate?«“ (p. 548) #Hofstadter #OriginOfLife #GeneticCode

Hofstadter, Douglas R., Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid. A Metaphorical Fugue on Minds and Machines in the Spirit of Lewis Carroll. New York: Basic Books 1979.