Sir Fred Hoyle and Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, the renowned scientists, examine the origins of life in the light of evidence which heralds a new era in man’s understanding. Until recently, astronomers believed that life evolved from inorganic matter in a ‘primeval soup’ on the surface of the planet. This theory is now dramatically shattered due to proof that life originated in the space between te stars.
Around four billion years ago when the formation of the earth’s rust was complete, a comet crashed on the planet’s surface bringing with it the first living organisms – the forerunners of life as we know it today.
In this riveting survey of the universe, Sir Fred Hoyle and Professor Wickramasinghe consider:
– Terrestrial biology
– Biomolecules within the interstellar dustclouds
– Comets and meteorites
– The possibility of communication between the planets
Ondertitel: The origin of life in the universe
Schrijvers: Fred Hoyle & N.C. Wickramasinghe