Episode 4: The Origin of Life

An overview of current theories about how life arose from non-living matter, including an overview of the conditions on early earth, definitions of life, the source of organic monomers, the mechanisms of polymerisation of these monomers, and the possible means by which the first proto-cell developed.

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    I have truly been enjoying this podcast. I greatly appreciate balance of scope between episodes and succinctness and clarity within each and it is a great way to catch up and review multiple areas of science in order to assimilate more comprehensive holistic understanding of science and the building blocks of the universe as a whole. Thanks!

    Aug 23, 2012 at 11:32 am