SETI bioastro: Reflections From a Warm Little Pond

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From: Larry Klaes (larry.klaes@incent.com)
Date: Fri May 11 2001 - 12:04:37 PDT


Reflections From a Warm Little Pond

 http://www.spacedaily.com/news/life-01m.html
 
 University Park - May 10, 2001 - Back in 1953, Jim Kasting said, scientists thought they had the origin of life figured out. Chemists Stanley Miller and Harold Urey at the University of Chicago had simulated that crucial instant around 3.9 billion years ago when a batch of simple inorganic molecules, zapped by a bolt of lightning (or maybe just the sun's warmth during a break in the clouds), fell together to form the prototypes for the complex organic compounds that life is made from.
 
 


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