abiogenesis

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Synonyms for abiogenesis

a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter

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The Dawn of Life on Earth Gallery will be an interactive space and engrossing experience, using cutting-edge technology to tell the story of how life began on Earth," says Jean-Bernard Caron, ROM curator of Invertebrate Palaeontology.
Though his team have yet to replicate the process in the laboratory, he is optimistic that scientists will eventually be able to assemble a living cell from a parts list, and thereby achieve a better understanding of how life began.
Proponents say students should be aware of other explanations about how life began, including a supernatural creator's intelligent design.
They say their efforts could spawn insights into natural life, how life began on Earth and even life as we haven't yet known it.
This ambitious HDTV science series combines location sequences - on, above and below the surface of the earth - with deep space imagery and extraordinary animation to discover how life began on earth and what life might exist in the universe.
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