Origins of Existence: How Life Emerged in the Universe
Brand: Free Press

Origins of Existence: How Life Emerged in the Universe

  • Publish Date: 2002-10-15
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Fred C. Adams

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A brilliant physicist has discovered the true origins of existence and now presents his answer and full explanation - that life began inside our planet, not on its surface. In his groundbreaking first book, FIVE AGES OF THE UNIVERSE, Fred Adams established the five eras of the universe from birth to demise. Now, he gives us a stunning new perspective on how the laws of physics created our non-random universe and life itself. This handful of laws resulted in the big bang, which led to stars, galaxies and then to solar systems with planets such as Earth. That process was absolutely necessary for all the tiny chemical structures and vast landscapes required for life to emerge. One of Adams's amazing claims is that organisms did not evolve in a primodial soup in a pond on the Earth's surface, but rather one of many such structures in the vast cosmic landscape. In seven chronological chapters, Adams takes the reader from the general subjects of physics and the universe to the specific origins of life on earth - showing clearly how energy flowed, exploded and was harnessed in replicating organisms. He reveals how the evolution of the universe followed a clear path toward the emergence of life. His insight provides an answer to humankind's deepest anxiety - we are almost certainly not alone in the universe - and throws a whole new light on our identity and beliefs. Life wasn't a lucky break, but the result of physics.

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