|MadSci Network: Biochemistry|
Why does life as we know it require water to maintain it's functions? Is it's role in lifeforms that of a solvent? Does it necessarily need to be liquid? Did the original complex organic molecules, required to form early RNA like molecule, need water for the reaction? If so, does this early evolutionary adaptation confirm that all life did indeed originate from one "genesis event" in which chemistry began self-replicating?
Re: Life requires water, why?
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