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Cooperation precedes life

The existence of cooperating pairs of molecules in prelife is very plausible. Indeed, replication of a single strand of RNA can be thought of this way: one strand of RNA builds a complimentary strand, and so on. Thus cooperation is older than life itself.

Martin A. Nowak in his book Supercooperators.

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2 comments on “Cooperation precedes life

  1. What do you think of this whole empathy nieron thing? If its building brain matter/empathy it could be relevant.

    S

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