March 01, 2016
Humankind is fascinated by origin stories. We find them everywhere and they come in many forms... every religion has one, science has lots, they're in biographies, and they're even in superhero movies.
In this episode, Dr. Terry Deacon, a biological anthropologist at UC Berkeley, guides us through a novel perspective on how life itself might have started.
Constellation - Podington Bear
Dreamlike - Kevin Macleod
Other Public Domain:
USAF Band: Saturn and Neptune
Eureka by huma-huma
Elephants by huma-huma
In the Hall of the Mountain King - Edvard Grieg
Rag Time Time - Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions
Let's Do It - Topher Mohr and Alex Elena
For more information on life's origins:
anthropology.berkeley.edu/sites/defaul…6_Deacon.pdf ("Reciprocal Linkage between Self-organizing Processes is Sufficient for Self-reproduction and Evolvability")
DARK MATTER IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM: HYDROGEN CYANIDE POLYMERS
www.scientificamerican.com/article/ori…e-on-earth/ The origin of life on earth, scientific american.
Erratum: Soccer balls have both hexagons and pentagons!