The Big Question (2004) Channel Five

How Did Life Begin?

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In this documentary Nobel Prize recipient Sir Harry Kroto attempts to answer one of world’s most puzzling question: how did life on earth come to be? The chemistry has amazing power to explain the world around us. But this documentary is pushing its limits. Seek an answer for the deepest question the human beings asked themselves with Nobel Prize winner chemist Sir Harold (Harry) Walter Kroto: How did life begin?



How did life actually begin in Earth? How are lives linked to the fate of the stars? Take a look at the recent scientific research in the field and learn about the ancient world of RNA and DNA. There are of course no definitive answers offered by this documentary, but we get the feeling that we are closer than ever to discovering the answer to the age old question of how life began.

Documentary Description


The Big Question is a five-part science documentary television series broadcast in the United Kingdom on the Five channel, beginning January 2004 and continuing into 2005. In the North American market, it has been re-released on the Discovery Science network. Each half-hour episode is hosted by a renowned authority, and examines the following provocative questions:



* Part 1 - "How Did the Universe Begin?" by Stephen Hawking

* Part 2 - "How Did Life Begin?" by Harry Kroto

* Part 3 - "Why Are We Here?" by Richard Dawkins

* Part 4 - "Why Am I Me?" by Susan Greenfield

* Part 5 - "How Will It All End?" by Ian Stewart



The series has attracted controversy and criticism from creationists, as well as praise from other reviewers.

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