Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Prebiological.

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  • adj. occurring before the advent of life
  • adj. non digestible but beneficial

Etymologies

From pre- +‎ biotic. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So people believe now that Titan is most likely what we call a prebiotic planet, because it's so cold organic material did not get to the stage of becoming biological material, and therefore life could have evolved on it.

    Charles Elachi on the Mars Rovers

  • Selection may have some influence even in prebiotic conditions, but that isn't the issue here.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • Zachriel, you previously stated "Selection may have some influence even in prebiotic conditions, but that isn't the issue here."

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • But it is precisely because this work opens up so many new directions for research that it will stand for years as one of the great advances in prebiotic chemistry.

    Convincing Evidence for God

  • Do laws of physics lead us to conclude that cells inevitably form in prebiotic conditions?

    A Materialist Red Herring

  • There are many chemical substances on retail shelves which would not form in prebiotic earth conditions.

    Attached to Strings

  • This step, however, is the one that has caused the most intense frustration in prebiotic chemistry research for the past several decades.

    BioLogos Reviews "Signature in the Cell"

  • The detection of this molecule suggests that a large number of the key components in prebiotic terrestrial chemistry could have been present in the interstellar matter from which the Solar System was formed.

    Science is the Bee’s Knees! | Living the Liminal

  • Nice assertion Zachriel but until you manage to point me to a study showing that cells arise in prebiotic environments the applicability of IC to barriers will be determined by the data.

    Another Perspective on Origins

  • Bradford: Nice assertion Zachriel but until you manage to point me to a study showing that cells arise in prebiotic environments the applicability of IC to barriers will be determined by the data.

    Another Perspective on Origins

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