• Question: How did life begin?

    Asked by Tír Na nÓg to Ahmed, Francesca, James on 20 Nov 2014.
    • Photo: Francesca Paradisi

      Francesca Paradisi answered on 20 Nov 2014:

      It’s a really tough one, in short we don’t really know, but there must have been a point in which a molecule was made by random collision and this molecule was capable of making a reaction. The current thinking is that something resembling a small piece or RNA (similar to our DNA) was assembled and this was the beginning of life as we know it!

    • Photo: James Sullivan

      James Sullivan answered on 20 Nov 2014:

      ^^^^ what Francesca said,

      some molecules must have developed some type of self replication process (probably in a shallow pool exposed to a lot of UV light) billions of years ago.

    • Photo: Ahmed Osman

      Ahmed Osman answered on 20 Nov 2014:

      Dear Tír Na nÓg
      thanks for this genius question
      simply One of the first clues is amino acids, the building blocks of life.

      hope this helps 🙂