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Origin of Terrestrial Life

Lecture no. 8 from the course: Life in Our Universe

Origin of Terrestrial Life

Taught by Professor Laird Close | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

For something to be "living," it generally must use energy to drive chemical reactions, be capable of reproduction, and undergo some degree of evolution. Sort through science's best educated guesses for how and why life sprang from nonliving matter, including lessons from the groundbreaking Miller-Urey experiment. Watch an animation of protocells growing and splitting to replicate genetic information.

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September 17, 2015
Very informative. The instructor is interesting and the presentation is easily understood and delivered in a very easy to listen to style.

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