Recipe For Life

In this video, scientists in Manchester, England have successfully created a building block of RNA in the laboratory.  John Sutherland and his collaborators at the University of Manchester began to search for the recipe for life.

They created conditions in their laboratory that mimicked the conditions of the early earth.

Unlike other efforts of this kind, the took inspiration from a recipe for a cream puff (Pâte à Choux). There is an intermediate step which other researchers left out of the recipe for life.

The video appeard on PBS as a Nova ScienceNow episode introduced by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and reported by Chad Cohen.

It is very entertaining. Please watch it.

This video ties in with my series of articles on Cosmology and Buddhist Thought in which I presented my conversation with Dr. Tyson and my new book, Cosmology and Buddhist Thought: A Conversation With Neil deGrasse Tyson, which is almost ready for publication.

According to Buddhist thought, when conditions are right things manifest. When they are no longer right, things go away. The conditions in Dr. Sutherland’s lab were right for them to be able to create RNA.

What do you think of this video? Do you think live evolved from chemistry? Please share

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