Stage I: enrichment of the environment of precursors to amino acids. Stage II: production

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Stage I: enrichment of the environment of precursors to amino acids. Stage II: production of amino acids Stage III: enrichment of the environment of amino acids Stage IV: Random formation of simple proteins Stage V: Formation of proteins catalyzing amino acid production Stage VI: Rapid rise in the amino acid population Stage VII: Rapid rise in the protein population Stage VIII: Occurence of protein mediating protein production based on an inorganic template (read clay) Stage IX: Immediate rise in population of favored proteins Stage X: Occurence of proteins affecting inorganic template structure Stage XI: Complex feedback loop involving template modification and protein production develops. No single protein is a replicator. Stage X: Incidental production of nucleic acids. Stage XI: First RNA Stage XII: First RNA transcription capability Stage XIII: Complex feedback loop involving RNA transcription producing proteins catalyzing the production of RNA. Stage XIV: Capture of essential parts of the RNA/protein cycle in a semi-permeable membrane (read cell wall) Stage XV: Rapid displacement of the inorganic template cycle by the encapsulated RNA/cycle Stage XVI: Chaos as the incomplete cells exhaust the environment Stage XVII: Developement of the first stable cell

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