Why are proteins not considered to be a good candidate for the first living molecule?
a. Their catalytic capability is not sufficient for most biological reactions.
b. Their amino acid monomers were not likely present in the prebiotic soup.
c. They cannot serve as a template for replication.
d. They could not have polymerized from amino acid monomers under early Earth conditions.
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