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
Stage XVI: Chaos as the incomplete cells exhaust the environment
Stage XVII: Developement of the first stable cell