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Unformatted text preview: Gabi Drusinsky 994727868 1/10/10 Guiding Questions for Reading #1, The Origin of Life part A Life appears everywhere we look plants, animals, bacteria, etc. But it wasnt always like that; in fact, there was no life at all until relatively recently. No one knows for sure how it all began (that is, now life sprang up from non-life), but there are several theories. One scientist by the name of Stanley Miller believed that young Earths atmosphere contained ammonia, methane, and hydrogen, so he filled a flask with these gasses along with water and set a few electric sparks (simulating lightning) to see what happened. This primordial soup grew to contain a mix of organic molecules, which was important because it seemed as though the essential ingredients for life could spring up quite easily simply by electrifying a few gases. However, this experiment lost its fame and fortune when it was soon clear that electrifying a few gases....
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This note was uploaded on 08/10/2010 for the course BIS 2A BIS 2A taught by Professor Gerhart during the Spring '10 term at UC Davis.
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