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Check out It’s Okay To Be Smart’s video for more about the origins of life on earth: https://youtu.be/_uAJY1mqtw4
And check out PBS Space Time’s video on the physics of life: https://youtu.be/GcfLZSL7YGw

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The search for our origins go back to a single common ancestor — one that remains shrouded in mystery. It’s the ancestor of everything we know and today scientists call it the last universal common ancestor, or LUCA.

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