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LIFE IS IMPOSSIBLE

UK, 1993 (MIFF 1994, Science Programme)

Director: John Lynch

How did life begin on Earth? When science seems to know so much, why has this great question been impossible to answer? Microfossils found in rock show that life was underway four billion years ago, but how did the first replicating organisms form? A look at this dynamic and controversial area of science.

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