Earlier this week, I wrote about recent advances in the creation of artificial cells from the bottom-up. Researchers have also made significant progress in creating artificial life from the top-down.
The implications of this approach for the origin-of-life are the same as for the bottom-up endeavor. Namely, the creation of artificial life in the laboratory demonstrates that the genesis of life does not occur through random processes but requires the work of intelligent agency.
Click here for past articles and podcasts that discuss the top-down approach to artificial life.