(1981). "Is the D.N.A. Molecule Life?", <i>Bhaktivedanta Institute Bulletin</i> Vol. 3, No. 1

(1981). "Is the D.N.A. Molecule Life?"

Bhaktivedanta Institute Bulletin Vol. 3, No. 1

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Singh, T. D., and R. L. Thompson, "'Chemical Evolution: A Molecular Fairy Tale?" Bhaktivedanta Institute Bulletin Vol. 3, No. 1 (January 1981): 3–5.


"We would like to argue that no matter how complex [organic molucules] may be, all molecules or collections of molecules, including DNA, are dead matter. What scientists know and agree upon is that the majority of the molecules playing vital roles in living systems are extremely complex. This much is correct. We question only their further conclusion that if complex molecules can somehow be made from simple molecules (for example, proteins from amino acides, and DNA from nucleotides) then life will arise from these complex molecules by virtue of their proper combinations."