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Unformatted text preview: important. 3. Rocks are undoubtedly not alive. Nonetheless, in Hazens view, what is at least one property of life found in minerals? Minerals became the first self-replicating molecular systems. Minerals were self-replicating by conFning and con- centrating molecules, then by selecting and arranging those molecules 4. Hazen writes, it may never be possible to prove exactly what chemical transformations gave rise to life on earth. To a scientist, what is wrong with this sentence? How would you rephrase it? The statement, never be possible, would state that this cannot be falsifiable or proven because it is already false. It should say, it might be possible with much experimentation and observation to prove exactly what chemical transformations gave rise to life on earth....
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course BIS 002A taught by Professor Unknown during the Summer '09 term at UC Davis.
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