Astronomy C13: Origins - From the Big Bang to the Emergence of Humans
Astronomy & Integrative Biology C13: Origins - From the Big Bang to the Emergence of Humans (Fall 2014, UC Berkeley). Instructors: Prof. Charles Marshall and Prof. Eliot Quataert. This course will cover our modern scientific understanding of origins, from the Big Bang to the formation of planets like Earth, evolution by natural selection, the genetic basis of evolution, and the emergence of humans. These ideas are of great intrinsic scientific importance and also have far reaching implications for other aspects of people's lives (e.g., philosophical, religious, and political). A major theme will be the scientific method and how we know what we know.
|Lecture 06 - The History of the Earth and its Life|
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