Man creation had began since the creation of the first biological material very likely in Clay
Among conclusions deduced from my recent deep study of holy Qur’an verses related to the topic of man creation, the man creation had begun a very long period of time before his emergence. It had begun with the creation of his earthy and clayey nature in clay. Very likely “his earthy and clayey nature” means the basic structures of his bio-molecules that, common to all living beings, are formed from elements (ions) present in soil and clay. Thus the objective of the creation of living beings is to reach that of humans. In the present paper I will show that this conclusion is not in discordance with science. In fact, I present a synthesis of dispersed published data and new complementary insights for showing how montmorillonite clay could be the cradle of the early life evolution. I propose that the birth of life would occur within Earth’s surfaces on saturated clay bedrock, and in montmorillonite crystals. Considering the RNA like as the key component of primordial life by exhibiting both catalytic and genetic activities, I present hypothetical steps showing how the formation of precursors of this RNA like would be accomplished in montmorillonite. The distinguished structure of the later could help not only the formation of RNA like oligomers parallel to the surfaces sheets in the interlayer spaces, but also the fixing of some formed trimers to the edges of sheets of adjacent layers perpendicularly to their surfaces given that the length of the trimer is equal to the interlayer space during the wetted state. The encapsulation of each fixed trimer with an attracted oligomer in a fatty acid vesicle would be the start point of the formation of a pre codon-anticodon complex that could lead, since the beginning, to the emergence of a primitive genetic code.
Keywords – Man creation, Early life evolution, Montmorillonite clay, RNA oligomerization, Codon-anticodon complex, Genetic code.
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