American Scientist Online – No Time Like the Present

by Gilbert Keith

American Scientist Online – No Time Like the Present
In January 1955, American Scientist published my article, “Information, Reproduction and the Origin of Life” Vol. 43, No. 1. I ask you to honor my request to retract two brief passages, as follows:

On page 121: “Directions for the reproduction of plans, for energy and the extraction of parts from the current environment, for the growth sequence, and for the effector mechanisms translating instructions into growth—all had to be simultaneously present at that moment [of lifes birth].”

On page 125: “From the probability standpoint, the ordering of the present environment into a single amino acid molecule would be utterly improbable in all the time and space available for the origin of terrestrial life.”


Very noble. I hate misquotes so much.