Advertisement

Did Life Begin on Earth?

Where did life begin? Was it in a pond of goo in a volcanic valley? Perhaps near a hydro-thermal ...

Share this article

13.58 7 Sep 2019


Did Life Begin on Earth?

Did Life Begin on Earth?


Listen to this episode


Share this article

13.58 7 Sep 2019


Where did life begin?

Was it in a pond of goo in a volcanic valley? Perhaps near a hydro-thermal vent at the bottom of the ocean?

Wherever it started, the evidence suggests that it was here by about 4 Billion years ago.

But could Earth have caught life rather than evolving it? 

Gary Ruvkun is a Molecular biologist and Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School.


Read more about

Aliens Anthropocene CO2 DNA Evolution Exoplanets Geographcial Poles Hot Neptune Magnetic Poles Meteorites Mouthwash Panspermia Plastic RNA Rogue Planet Ruth Freeman SETG SETI Susan Kelleher

Related Episodes

In Case You Missed It - Saturd...

00:52:00

In Case You Missed It - Saturday the 4th of December

In Case You Missed It

00:52:00


Defence Forces, Get Tech and s...

00:44:44

Defence Forces, Get Tech and supply chain issues

Tech Talk With Jess Kelly

00:44:44


How do we thank our children f...

00:07:55

How do we thank our children for their sacrifices during the pandemic?

The Hard Shoulder Highlights

00:07:55


How well do you know your Cork...

00:07:32

How well do you know your Cork slang?

The Hard Shoulder Highlights

00:07:32

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share


Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

The Hard Shoulder

The Hard Shoulder

16:00-19:00

Share

Up next

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

19:00-22:00

Share

SPLANC

SPLANC

22:00-00:00

Share

BEST OF NEWSTALK

BEST OF NEWSTALK

00:00-07:00

Share

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

07:00-08:00

Share

THE HOME SHOW WITH SINEAD RYAN

THE HOME SHOW WITH SINEAD RYAN

08:00-09:00

Share

The Anton Savage Show

The Anton Savage Show

09:00-11:00

Share

DOWN TO BUSINESS WITH BOBBY KE...

DOWN TO BUSINESS WITH BOBBY KERR

11:00-13:00

Share

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

13:00-17:00

Share

TECH TALK WITH JESS KELLY

TECH TALK WITH JESS KELLY

17:00-18:00

Share

SCREENTIME WITH JOHN FARDY

SCREENTIME WITH JOHN FARDY

18:00-19:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on