Origins - The Genesis Factor

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200A0120000105

Paul Davies unmasks one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of science in a three-part series.

Is life a crazy chemical fluke or is it somehow written into the underlying laws of the universe? 1: The search for traces of early life and the places life exists on earth give biogenesis experts clues to the ultimate origin.

Davies remodels the Garden of Eden.

200A0220000112

In three programmes Paul Davies reveals the remarkable theories and discoveries that will ultimately transform our understanding of the origin of life.

2: The problem of how something as complicated as a living cell ever came into existence from a soup of lifeless chemicals leads Davies on a quest to unpick the fundamental question of biogenesis.

200A0320000119

Paul Davies concludes his exploration of the remarkable theories and discoveries that will ultimately transform our understanding of the origin of life.

Is life merely the product of a simple molecular lottery, or something that is written into the laws of nature?