The power of computer processing could one day solve the riddle of life's origin.
Scientists think life appeared about 4 billion years ago, and ancient rocks on Earth can give us some idea of what the environment was like. Life may have originated in an ocean rich in chemicals. This primordial soup may have been simmering, or it may have been zapped by lightning. Certainly energy of some sort must have helped drive a simple chemical system into a more complex state. But the clues are few, and the picture remains hazy.
Enter the Evogrid, a computer creation concept that would be a digital version of the primordial soup. (...)
See Also: http://www.evogrid.org/
- Source: 'Toy Universe' Could Solve Life's Origins, Leslie Mullen, Space.com, 2009/07/02