Here, have a soup.
Akay, so here’s the Miller-Urey experiment on the primordial soup theory (no, you’re not supposed to drink it). What they did was they tried to reconstruct the conditions of the early earth in the lab. So they started with some basic H2O, CH4, NH3 and H2 right? And they left the stuff to react in the flasks… and holy crap amino acids! Here’s how it happened:
- CO2 → CO + [O]
- CH4 + 2[O] → CH2O + H2O
- CO + NH3 → HCN + H2O
- CH4 + NH3 → HCN + 3H2
- CH2O + HCN + NH3 → NH2-CH2-CN + H2O
- NH2-CH2-CN + 2H2O → NH3 + NH2-CH2-COOH
Omg I really suck at chemistry… Therefore God is real.