Julia Childs makes a Primordial Soup

(via Pharangula, via This Blog Contains Caffeine)

I haven’t seen Julie vs. Julia, but this is the best thing to ever appear on the interwebs.

Julia Childs teaches about the possible conditions which created the so called “Primordial Soup” in contemporary theories of Abiogenesis. The video is from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Life in The Universe gallery which opened in 1976, but is now closed.

Abiogenesis is a fascinating topic. Another prominent theory is that some of the precursors of life were created elsewhere in space and brought here via asteroid or comet. This theory (sometimes called, panspermia) was recently bolstered by the discovery of an amino acid on a comet.

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Nicholas is a senior undergraduate majoring in Cognitive Systems (Computational Intelligence stream). He enjoys a wide spectrum of intellectual pursuits from programming to philosophizing. As well as writing for the Terry project, he maintains a private blog, and a personal home page. His long-term goals include earning his Ph.D, and crushing all life beneath the iron-clad heel of his merciless robotic cohort.