Emergence of Life on Earth: A Historical and Scientific Overview

By Iris Fry

How did lifestyles emerge in the world? Is there existence on different worlds? those questions, till lately restrained to the pages of speculative essays and tabloid headlines, are actually the topic of valid clinical learn. This booklet provides a different perspective--a mixed old, medical, and philosophical anaylsis, which does justice to the advanced nature of the topic. The book's first half bargains an outline of the most principles at the foundation of existence as they built from antiquity till the 20 th century. the second one, extra exact a part of the ebook examines modern theories and significant debates in the origin-of-life clinical community.
Topics include:
  • Aristotle and the Greek atomists' conceptions of the organism
  • Alexander Oparin and J.B.S. Haldane's Nineteen Twenties leap forward papers
  • Possible lifestyles on Mars?

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