Life origins at hydrothermal vents with Michael Russell
This episode is with Michael Russell. He is geologist who works on the origin of life. Mike is an originator of the theory that life emerged at alkaline submarine hydrothermal vents. In this conversation we talk about topics related to origin of life, hydrothermal vents, alien life, artificial life, and are there new life forms emerging now?
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00:00:49 What are the most interesting aspects of life?
00:04:02 Beginning of space-time
00:08:42 Dawn of chemistry
00:11:47 Progress in science
00:16:37 Discovery of hydrothermal vents for emergence of life
00:28:12 How the submarine alkaline vents were discovered?
00:37:06 Early earth conditions for the origin of life
00:44:22 Major issues to explain origin of life
00:49:45 Composition of green rust
00:52:07 Disagreement on engines of hydrothermal vents
00:54:15 Can we link origin of metabolism at hydrothermal vents with the information?
00:56:22 Next step after origin of metabolism
00:59:22 Membranes and viruses
01:02:34 Did protocells escape hydrothermal vents?
01:08:47 Did LUCA (Last Universal Common Ancestor) evolve in hydrothermal vents?
01:18:56 Creating an artificial hydrothermal vents
01:29:00 Thank you!
Music by: Ahmed Hassan (https://www.youtube.com/@2ays577/featured)