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