We’ll be discussing how life on Earth got started. One of the things that we are going to need to get our heads around is the vastness of geological time. Here is an easy to understand graphic which scales geological time into a twenty-four hour clock.
Here is a picture from our special correspondent showing what the Earth at the time life got started looked like.
Below is an original drawing of the Miller and Urey apparatus used to show that the organic building blocks of life (complex carbon containing molecules)
And here is the young Stanley Miller performing his experiment.