Through the Wormhole: Season 1, Episode 5

How Did We Get Here? (7 Jul. 2010)

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Scientists explore a variety of ways that life may have formed on earth and try to recreate them.

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Himself - Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeffrey L. Bada ...
Himself - Chemist
Paul Davies ...
Stanley Lloyd Miller ...
Stephen Mojzsis ...
Himself - Geologist
John Sutherland ...
Himself - Chemist
Jack Szostak ...
Himself - Biologist
Felicia Wolfe-Simon ...


Scientists explore a variety of ways that life may have formed on earth and try to recreate them.

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How Did We Get Here?
20 October 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Everywhere we look, life exists in both the most hospitable of environments and in the most extreme. Yet we have only ever found life on our planet. How did the stuff of stars come together to create life as we know it? What do we really mean by 'life'? And will unlocking this mystery help us find life elsewhere? Features the research and ideas of geologist Stephen J Mojzsis, chemists Stanley Miller and Harold Urey and their student Jeffrey Bada, Jen Blank of a search for extraterrestrial intelligence project, biologist Jack Szostak, chemist John Sutherland, physicist Paul Davies and microbial geobiologist/biogeochemist Felisa Wolfe-Simon, and planetary scientist Ben Weiss. Tackles the Hadean period, shadow biospheres, a Winogradsky column, life among the toxic chemicals of Mono Lake, ALH84001 and life on Mars.

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