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Hist Chan "How Life Began"

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posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 05:04 PM
Be sure and catch the replay of the History Channel's show How Life Began, Saturday, June 21, 2008.

Was life triggered by some event, like lightning hitting a pond full of amino acids? Earth was teeming with life billions of years before the dinosaurs existed. Single-celled organisms inundated the oceans, and the soil swarmed with living creatures. Where did it all come from and how do you go from a single-celled organism to a trillion-celled organism like Man? Cutting-edge science is testing out answers about life's origins and how life can be created on new worlds--or even our own.

It's a 90 min show and goes over the topics above and the Murchison meteorite.

One of the more interesting topics is on the concept called 'Emergence There are examples of emergence in biology, mathematics, sociology, economics and nature.

One example is the way birds flock, flying together as though they had one mind in complex sweeping flocks. Another is the way fish school, exhibiting the same behavior.

From the link above.

n philosophy, systems theory and the sciences, emergence refers to the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions.

This show ties this into how life may have begun from simple hydrocarbon components.

So, fellow science fans, put your recorders on stun and tune in Saturday night for a great show.

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