Prevolution

The first life didn’t have to appear fully formed out of the ether.

In showing that selection actually precedes the origin of life, and helps to shape it, Nowak helps bridge the gap between nonliving and living systems. In a sense, he says, the prebiotic soup is constantly testing possible replicators, making it much more probable that one might eventually reach the threshold of life.

Did evolution come before life? – New Scientist

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