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Science Johnson on 10 Oct 2008 04:02 am

Science moment – How life began

Contrary to what Christians and Muslims believe, life did not come from a supernatural event. A “god” did not create life. Life arose spontaneously through a series of chemical reactions. The process is called abiogenesis.

If you are religious, and if you would like to understand abiogenesis from a scientific perspective, this video series will introduce you to the reality of life’s origin:

The video puts it this way:

Roughly 4 Billion years ago on a big wet rock a strange and mysterious phenomenon occurs. Non-living materials becomes life. Ever since nothing has been the same on Earth. How could something as complex and astonishing as life just happen? Does life emerge from a tide pool of chemical soup? Is it born in rocks deep below Earth surface. And what is this first living thing? What awesome force creates this miraculous chain of life. Man continues to seek answers to this extraordinary mystery. The mystery of How Life Began…

The series has 11 parts, which you can find here: How Life began, 11 parts

See also: Abiogenesis FAQs

2 Responses to “Science moment – How life began”

  1. on 10 Oct 2008 at 12:31 pm 1.Hermes said …

    Here’s a thread with some videos on a few different subjects;


  2. on 10 Oct 2008 at 12:40 pm 2.Hermes said …

    This video is fascinating;

    Neil deGrasse Tyson – The Elements: Forged in Stars

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