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James Tour Samples Primordial Soup: Watch Episode 2 on Abiogenesis Now

David Klinghoffer
Photo: Professor James Tour speaking on “The Mystery of the Origin of Life,” Dallas Conference on Science & Faith.

The extraordinary Rice University chemist James Tour has launched his 13-part lecture series on the mystery of life from non-life, or abiogenesis. Can the available materialist theories tell us how it came about? From the course description of Episode 2:

In this brief episode, groundwork is still being laid, as Dr. James Tour explains the early Earth primordial soup concept and enlightens the listener on the layperson’s understanding. Dr. Tour then shows what the contemporary belief is, what levels of education it is held, and where it is taught. 

Watch it below now. Want more Tour? Download two free chapters from the recent Discovery Institute Press book The Mystery of Life’s Origin: The Continuing Controversy (2020). Find that here.

David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.



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