There are some biologists, such as Richard Dawkins, who still pin their faith in ideas which have resulted only in blankly negative experimental results.
In the 17th century, medical pioneer Sir William Harvey and Italian scientist Francesco Redi both proved the untenability of spontaneous generation.
Brian Miller discusses the Levinthal paradox of the interactome, the long odds of blind processes assembling the first cell, and the challenge of cell death.
“Goundwork is still being laid, as Dr. Tour explains the early Earth primordial soup concept and enlightens the listener on the layperson’s understanding.”
“In this introductory episode, Dr. James Tour builds the foundation for this series, defining abiogenesis and describing the characteristics for life.”