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How Life Began

2008
Documentary/History
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Cast

Robert Hazen (Self - Carnegie)Neil deGrasse Tyson (Self)Marcelo Gleiser (Self)George Coyne (Self)James Smith (Factory of Life Foreman)Sam Neely (Aristotle)Thaine H. Allison Jr. (Charles Darwin)Tom Wade (Antony van Leeuwenhoek)Sydney Jay (Adam)Arlo Hemphill (John Needham)Jonathan Kelley (Lazzaro Spallanzani)Mary Votava (Woman)Victoria Vives (Factory of Life Supervisor)

Director

Luke Ellis

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Synopsis

Was life triggered by some event, like lightning hitting a pond full of amino acids? Earth was teeming with life billions of years before the dinosaurs existed. Single celled organisms inundated the oceans, and the soil swarmed with living creatures. Where did it all come from and how do you go from a single-celled organism to a trillion-celled organism like man?

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