The Origins of Life on Earth – 7pm, Monday 27th February 2012

An outline of a man in space with the Earth and DNA strands in the backgroundEven the simplest life on the planet is actually extremely complex. How on earth did this get started ? Or did it even happen on Earth ?

No-one can know for sure, but we can try to make some educated guesses about how to get from a sterile, lifeless world to one where the earliest life forms could get going. This requires combining what we know about the chemistry of the time, geology and even astrophysics.

This event will discuss the evolution of a proposed primitive form of life that does not use proteins and explains much about the origins of all life on our planet.

Join us at the award winning Chambers Coffeehouse and Restaurant, 34 South Tay Street for this intriguing discussion with Professor David Lilley from the University of Dundee on Monday 27th February 2012 at 7pm.

Chambers will serve a selection of their delicious HOT MEALS until 6:15pm, followed by snacks and hot drinks during the talk. Please see their website for a menu and more information.

This is a FREE event and EVERYONE IS WELCOME. There is no need to book in advance but arrive early to avoid disappointment.