Thursday, May 24, 2007
Stanley Miller is famous for his groundbreaking experiment in the 50's, where he recapitulated the atmospheric conditions of the young earth, added some water and some UV light and created amino acid, thereby showing that the components of life can be created abiotically. He was also an advocate of the peptidic origin of life (as opposed to the RNA). He passed away this week. He was one of the scientists that truly inspired me when I was very young, and the inspiration for Amino-Rx.