PREFERRED TERM
A. I. Oparin  
DEFINITION
  • Aleksandr Ivanovich Oparin, a Russian biochemist, was noted for his contributions to the explanation for the origin of life. Profoundly influenced by Charles Darwin (1809–1882), Oparin presented a theoretical foundation that stressed both a materialistic and mechanistic explanation for both planetary formation and the evolution of life on this planet. [Source: Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, & Culture; Oparin, A. I. (1894–1980)]
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