Re: Why did progress fail?, etc

Date: Mon Jan 10 2000 - 07:57:43 EST

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    Brian wrote:

    >What Matsuno did here was very interesting. He wanted to model
    >not just the high temperature (he went up to 350 C) and pressure
    >in the vent, but also the quenching that occurs when the water
    >leaves the vent. What he did then was cycle between a high temp/
    >pressure reactor and a cooling chamber. With repeated cycling
    >he was able to convert amino acids into oligopeptides. He was
    >further able to synthesize hexaglicine from oligoglycine.
    >This would indicate, to me anyway, that the ball is back in
    >Miller's court.

    I'm not so sure. Exactly what amino acids were condensed into
    oligopeptides? And didn't they get anything larger than six glycines
    linked together?


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