A famous experiment in 1953 showed that amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, could have formed spontaneously under the atmospheric conditions of early Earth. However, just because molecules could form doesn’t mean that the process was likely. Now, researchers have demonstrated that energetically feasible interactions between just two small molecules — hydrogen cyanide and water — could give rise to most of the important precursors of RNA and proteins. (1)
We like to create things. Because we feel creators.
But why do we feel this way if no one created us?
The aura of the demiurge transcends everything. From a small pencil to the most complicated artificial intelligence system, we constantly strive to impress the father we once killed: I am here father! Look! I am like you! But no one will answer our call.
Unless we stop speaking.
And listen carefully…
Stop creating things!
You haven’t created anything!
Your greatest creation!