In this video James Tours describes his work with nanocars and the difficulty of solving the Origin of Life problem.
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"Some may contend that I did not use Nature’s
building blocks, such as carbohydrates, amino acids, nucleic acids and
lipids. I concede, I took the easy route and used simple synthetic
molecules, not Nature’s far more complex compounds where chirality and
diastereoselectivity can be enormously problematic in synthesis. Thus
here we will consider Nature’s building blocks, showing that many
of the common parameters hold, yet they become far more difficult for
prebiotic systems than for the synthetic chemist today."