Alexander Oparin Quote
It has now become quite clear that the origin of life was not the result of some "happy chance" as was thought till quite recently, but a necessary stage in the evolution of matter. The origin of life is an inalienable part of the general process of the development of the universe and, in particular, the development of the earth.
In: R. Buvet and C. Ponnamperuma (eds.), Chemical Evolution and the Origin of Life