Schooling Evolutionary Pond Scum Merchants : A Course On Abiogenesis.

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

                                                                                              Psalm 139:14



Oculus Historiae 1

Oculus Historiae 2


In this series of lectures, world-leading synthetic organic chemist, Professor James Tour, takes on an internet troll who claims that scientists have discovered how life got started from simple chemicals on the primordial Earth. In this series of presentations, Dr. Tour explains, in exquisite technical detail, why scientists are really clueless about how life got started.

Indeed, abiogenesis is actually impossible!

So buckle up and enjoy the ride!


Aims of the Lecture Series


An Introduction to Abiogenesis


The Primordial Soup








The Building Blocks of Building Blocks






Intermediate Summary




Chiral-Induced Spin Selectivity


Cell Construction & Assembly Problem Part 1


Cell Construction & Assembly Problem Part 2


Summary & Projections

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