Sunday, August 14, 2005

Harvard To Study Origins of Life

Get ready, Rick Santorum. Here’s something else you can blast Massachusetts for:

Harvard jumps into evolution research with new initiative

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –Harvard is joining the long-running debate over the theory of evolution.

The school is launching an ambitious research project that will bring together experts from a variety of fields, including astronomy and biology, to study how life emerged on Earth.

Researchers hope recent scientific advances, such as the discovery of water on Mars, will help them learn more about life’s origins.

“My expectation is that we will be able to reduce this to a very simple series of logical events that could have taken place with no divine intervention,” said David R. Liu, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard.


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