Where Did Life Come From? (feat. PBS Space Time and Eons!)


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  • It's Okay To Be Smart
    It's Okay To Be Smart   2 years back

    The origin of life… it's a big question. Maybe the biggest.

    Head to PBS Space Time and Eons and watch the rest of this collab!

    • emil engen
      emil engen  1 weeks back

      @Ex Animus exactly!

    • Genzan
      Genzan  2 weeks back

      You guys, incluiding the guys from Aeons (love you guys) have a twitter account so I can follow?

    • T.J. Cunningham
      T.J. Cunningham  2 months back

      @Erick Nyevz How do you know it never occurs? How do you know it's not reoccurring constantly?

      Oh, and that's not a question no one asks. Its asked all the time. When I'm asked, my answer is always the same.

    • Erick Nyevz
      Erick Nyevz  2 months back

      The question no one asks is why does it never happen again? Why does the creation of life from nothing never reoccur? How much of a barrier is it in the first place if as far as we know it has only happened once in this universe. More importantly only once on earth. In earths habitable starting time it took little time for life to begin. In all the time after it should of happened another time.

    • Frank Teng
      Frank Teng  2 months back

      Tom Quirici lol wtf an atheistic point of view isn’t forced down our throats like religion used to be, science serves to make us question our past beliefs, scientific methods are also developed with many thousands of researchers around the globe and checked repeatedly and confirmed to be acccurate within a certain degree

  • Alejandro Vallin
    Alejandro Vallin  1 hours back

    Had to pause ten times 😂, great video

    • Gaming Champ
      Gaming Champ  16 hours back

      Plants: am i a joke to you?
      Fungi: am i a joke to you?
      Corals: am i a joke to you?
      Non moving animals: am i a joke to you?
      Stationary bacteria: am i a joke to you?
      Boomers when watching the latest sports game: am i a joke to you?

      • ErsatzMoose
        ErsatzMoose  1 days back

        Respect for the Tom Cochrane reference at 3:39.

        • Dodger Monster
          Dodger Monster  3 days back

          Random chemicals collide, drift around a chemical soup using other chemicals to create more of that same chemical.

          • Duy Nguyen
            Duy Nguyen  4 days back

            What a great accident we are!

            • barbatos 51
              barbatos 51  4 days back

              So i have a question..if someone in the future go back in time to the beging when micro life is soport..but it was nathing..but the person there contaminates the area..so that person is responsable for the begining of life ..we have a paradox there.lol

              • Inaya mulla
                Inaya mulla  5 days back

                Now that is some cool science...my school -science- environmental studies is so boring

                • Jose Zamora
                  Jose Zamora  6 days back

                  how can I ask for the eng sub and translate to spanish for the channel? I really like this video, and want people who speak spanish watch it...

                  • Eddy Aleman
                    Eddy Aleman  6 days back


                    • Greg Pearcey
                      Greg Pearcey  1 weeks back

                      We don't know that 'the universe', if it is a 'universe', is a closed system, so I don't accept that the laws of thermodynamics can be employed to conclude that 'the universe' is moving toward an entropic equilibrium, or 'heat death' as some say.

                      • Greg Pearcey
                        Greg Pearcey  1 weeks back

                        Abiogenesis, comets, asteroids, aliens, god(s)
                        who knows...
                        But we have lab-grown meat now so...

                        • TheOne
                          TheOne  1 weeks back

                          That was a man in the intro. Let that sink in.

                          • undertow
                            undertow  1 weeks back

                            “As a biologist I can tell you this is much harder than it sounds”

                            • Herman Gandjob
                              Herman Gandjob  1 weeks back

                              Thanks johnny knoxville

                              • Greg Lecuyer
                                Greg Lecuyer  1 weeks back

                                We humans are not all of this world.

                                • John Stockla
                                  John Stockla  1 weeks back

                                  They did it they finished biology.

                                  • ruby lily
                                    ruby lily  1 weeks back

                                    so you're saying we live in a REALLY FANCY simulation then?

                                    • Dell Scotten
                                      Dell Scotten  1 weeks back

                                      All these scientist are forgetting a major fact.....all living things have DNA which is INFORMATION ! Where did the information come from?

                                      • Jammie!
                                        Jammie!  1 weeks back

                                        @Dell Scotten The honest answer to the origin of life is I do not know.

                                        However we know RNA and DNA can be formed through natural processes. As such the "information" of RNA and DNA can arise naturally.

                                        We also know that this information in RNA and DNA over time can change, also again through natural processes.

                                      • Dell Scotten
                                        Dell Scotten  1 weeks back

                                        @Jammie! To state what it's made of doesn't deplane where it's origin is!

                                      • Jammie!
                                        Jammie!  1 weeks back

                                        DNA is made of RNA and RNA can be made from the chemicals thought to be found in a pre-biotic Earth. Several experiments have shown this. Have a read of Abiogenesis. It is not fully understood but has gone some of they way of explaining how life could have occurred this way.

                                        The "information" is just how this RNA/DNA regulates other chemicals.

                                    • Your Future Overlord
                                      Your Future Overlord  1 weeks back

                                      7:29 RNA is guacamole theory confirmed

                                      • Richard Truckner
                                        Richard Truckner  2 weeks back

                                        Could have, must have, might have all spoken with lots of assumptions and with absolute authority..... I think it will prove to be much more complicated !

                                        • Bizzy MB
                                          Bizzy MB  2 weeks back

                                          so if we stab something with rna in it with a dorito then does that count as dipping it in guac?

                                          • Alexandre Daniel
                                            Alexandre Daniel  2 weeks back

                                            I already knew you don't know, I clicked on this video to find answers, and found what I already knew.
                                            Scientists still have no idea for how life emerged.
                                            For what I know there was never made an celular membrane on a lab from that theirynof yours of deep sea gases. If it was true, why not try it?

                                            • Obeijin
                                              Obeijin  2 weeks back

                                              " We don't know " ....

                                              • Chrix Devitt
                                                Chrix Devitt  2 weeks back

                                                The why to life? 12:17

                                                • kurdish web
                                                  kurdish web  2 weeks back

                                                  The ocean and one oily molecules are still there
                                                  But why it's not happening again.?????????????????????????¿¿¿

                                                  • B D
                                                    B D  3 weeks back

                                                    Wow this blew my mind. My family is super religious and they always make me shut up by saying what started life/evolution. I'm obviously not supper smart but I'm not as dumb as my insane family. I love those assholes though..

                                                    • nuclear powered cake
                                                      nuclear powered cake  3 weeks back

                                                      Joe mama

                                                      • Beefcurtanz
                                                        Beefcurtanz  3 weeks back

                                                        Have they gotten any closer since 1952? Are amino acids "life", do amino acids have DNA? Going from raw chemicals to life seems like a giant leap, perhaps a well qualified synthetic organic chemist should weigh in on these theories, someone like James Tour?

                                                        • Raymus Munt
                                                          Raymus Munt  3 weeks back

                                                          Why then would all forms of RNA based life be extinct? Or at least not existing outside structures based on DNA?

                                                          • Lion Fire
                                                            Lion Fire  3 weeks back

                                                            I love this channel. they never disappoint me with fascinating things they should teach at school.

                                                            • deanmullen10
                                                              deanmullen10  3 weeks back

                                                              I'm still trying to visualize how RNA first formed. Perhaps the very first element that makes RNA what it is formed randomly but it was enough to start the process.

                                                              • Philip Gardner
                                                                Philip Gardner  3 weeks back

                                                                I never knew Bill Hader was this smart.

                                                                • Raghav Chauhan
                                                                  Raghav Chauhan  3 weeks back

                                                                  I hate the other guy with a weird accent

                                                                  • Olivier Planchon
                                                                    Olivier Planchon  3 weeks back

                                                                    If life emerged from nothingness at the bottom of the ocean 3.8 billion years ago, it must be a continuous process that still happens today right ?

                                                                    • Olivier Planchon
                                                                      Olivier Planchon  3 weeks back

                                                                      May Ling the process will repeat, as you say, but even more, is actually repeating, because it has never stopped !

                                                                    • May Ling
                                                                      May Ling  3 weeks back

                                                                      @Olivier Planchon Life has never emerged from nothing. The first life formed from the self-assembly of chemicals. Given the similar/same conditions, the process will repeat.

                                                                    • Olivier Planchon
                                                                      Olivier Planchon  3 weeks back

                                                                      That is not the point. The point is : does life still continues to emerge from nothing in these environments ? There is apparently no reason why it would not.

                                                                    • May Ling
                                                                      May Ling  3 weeks back

                                                                      It does, all life forms continue to evolve.

                                                                  • NSPcrazY112
                                                                    NSPcrazY112  3 weeks back

                                                                    How did motility evolve? I get chemical reactions that can move bacteria randomly, but what about intentional movement? How did that become possible?

                                                                    • May Ling
                                                                      May Ling  3 weeks back

                                                                      @NSPcrazY112 You are confusing a number of topics. I have answered your questions and explained the process. (inanimate matter is yet one more and a different topic).

                                                                    • NSPcrazY112
                                                                      NSPcrazY112  3 weeks back

                                                                      @May Ling That's how the brain knows something is there. But how are we able to think & make decisions? I want to know what steps specifically led from water flowing along a river to animals being able to choose where to go & what to do. Sure, aside from us, lt's mostly just seeking out food. Smell & sight can tell animals where food is. But how are they able to decide to go after that food to eat lt, rather than just move in a straight line?

                                                                      Yes, the brain uses neurons to send signals to nerves & muscles. But from a non-life perspective, how is this possible? What was that evolutionary step that allowed life to go from moving randomly through chemical reactions to moving purposely toward what we want/need?

                                                                      Even over billions of years, lt's hard to imagine how inanimate matter can eventually forge lts own paths & become animate.

                                                                    • May Ling
                                                                      May Ling  3 weeks back

                                                                      @NSPcrazY112 https://www.visiblebody.com/learn/nervous/five-senses

                                                                    • May Ling
                                                                      May Ling  3 weeks back

                                                                      @NSPcrazY112 You asking about us? Sight, smell, feelings, hearing are neurological functions. For example, smell, the olfactory neurones in the upper part of the nose generate an impulse which is passed to the brain along the olfactory nerve. That is what tells you the source of some good food when you walk down the block. The other senses act in a similar manner.

                                                                    • NSPcrazY112
                                                                      NSPcrazY112  3 weeks back

                                                                      @May Ling Okay, so we'll remove microbes from the equation. We can see, hear, etc, but how are we able to choose to go somewhere? How do chemical reactions result in sentience in the brain?

                                                                  • Srijal Minecraft
                                                                    Srijal Minecraft  4 weeks back

                                                                    PBS=Physics Biology and ?

                                                                  • ICON NSN
                                                                    ICON NSN  4 weeks back

                                                                    Curiousity killed the cat

                                                                    • Maciej Lorentz
                                                                      Maciej Lorentz  4 weeks back

                                                                      I have already answered this question but we can define life as anything that dies. If it can die that means it's alive unless of course it is already dead and then that means it was alive. A rock does not die because it is not alive. So there we go a perfectly fine workable definition.

                                                                      • David Seymour
                                                                        David Seymour  4 weeks back

                                                                        But why don’t any of these earlier forms of life exist today?

                                                                        • David Seymour
                                                                          David Seymour  4 weeks back

                                                                          I understand that point but: we still have bacteria, archaea, eukaryotic cells and viruses still alive today. Yet we don’t have an example of this earlier like that has made it. It at least begs the question of whether life is extraterrestrial in nature. I’m not saying it is.

                                                                        • chickenalpaca03
                                                                          chickenalpaca03  4 weeks back

                                                                          @David Seymour the ones from the very beginning of life are ancestors of life today, so they're technically still represented today.

                                                                        • David Seymour
                                                                          David Seymour  4 weeks back

                                                                          Most likely, but it’s strange that no examples have survived to today. Most lineages of life are still represented at least in some way

                                                                        • chickenalpaca03
                                                                          chickenalpaca03  4 weeks back

                                                                          They evolved

                                                                      • Kampu Put
                                                                        Kampu Put  4 weeks back

                                                                        lol. the experiment showed that non life can become life stuff? where? show us where is the created life out of non life? these darwinian religion is delusional

                                                                        • Kampu Put
                                                                          Kampu Put  4 weeks back

                                                                          the fanatics of darwinist religion will believe this by faith. lol. eventhough they havent seen what was created. its a goo, nothing else. the information coded in the dna is nowhere to be found in this soup.

                                                                          • John Oliveira
                                                                            John Oliveira  4 weeks back

                                                                            1 where does life come from

                                                                            2 where does molecules of information which contain code, instructions and etc come from.

                                                                            3 Where did RNA come from.

                                                                            In conclusion life popped into existence 😂😂😂😂😂

                                                                            I’m sticking with God it’s more rational and logical.

                                                                            • Jamie Louis
                                                                              Jamie Louis  2 weeks back

                                                                              JustGamingChair life doesn’t come from non-life mr intelligence

                                                                            • JustGamingChair
                                                                              JustGamingChair  4 weeks back

                                                                              John Oliveira ah yes, you are intelligent. The magical and invisible sky god is the answer to everything.

                                                                          • Cody M.
                                                                            Cody M.  1 months back

                                                                            What will be the next great evolutionary leap? How will human kind advance? Will there be another global scale reset on planetary life?
                                                                            Has there ever been a living species which contributed largely to it’s own demise?

                                                                            • Alison Trewinnard
                                                                              Alison Trewinnard  1 months back

                                                                              Angry catholics would like to know your location,

                                                                              • calvin masters
                                                                                calvin masters  1 months back

                                                                                I counted 15 "could haves" and "may haves". Sounds kinda speculative.

                                                                                • Nate
                                                                                  Nate  3 weeks back

                                                                                  As he said, we don't have a time machine to check the answer.

                                                                              • Christian Burgos
                                                                                Christian Burgos  1 months back

                                                                                -We don't know anything about life but
                                                                                we are so sure about GENDERS-

                                                                                • vinci vedi vici lex talionas

                                                                                  The last guy is prescribed Adderral.