by Salman Hameed
For your Saturday, here is a fantastic talk by Robert Hazen on how to think about the questions of the origins of life on Earth. There is a good chance that we will know about the origins of the life within the next decade or two. The strength of the talk, however, lies in the fact that it show how to break-up a larger question into a series of smaller steps and then how to test those hypotheses. Also check out this excellent Teaching Company course, Origins of Life, also by Robert Hazen.
Here is the video of his lecture at Hampshire College. Enjoy!
Here is the Question and Answer session: