In a new popular science piece, collaborator Wim Hordijk contrasts the notion of a “selfish” RNA world with that of a possible “cooperative” origin of life in terms of autocatalytic sets. The article explains the concepts in an easy to understand way, including several illustrative examples. This popular science piece is published in “This View Of Life” (TVOL), the online magazine of the Evolution Institute.
Wim Hordijk. The origin of life: A selfish act or a cooperative effort? TVOL, 18 September 2017.