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Favorite Quotes from Life in the Universe Essays:

— Origins —

Every term, each student in my Astronomy 115 course (Life in the Universe) was assigned to write an essay giving his or her opinion on the following question:

"Do extraterrestrial technical civilizations currently exist in our Galaxy?"

This group of quotes is about origins . (The typos and misspellings are real, but they are not mine.) The material is presented here without comment; you will have to make up your own.

    Essay Quotes: Origins

  1. Nobody knows exactly how life started on earth. There are many theories, tidal pools, oceans, and some people believe life arrived on our planet on a comet.

  2. Earth was developed 4.6 billion years ago at the end of the big bang.

  3. There are theories out there that human came from a single cell organism on an asteroid. If that is true, then why couldn't more travel to other planets?

  4. Element particles were created then destroyed, and then the elements were combined with matter and antimatter producing the final produce light.

  5. Consequently, when the earth, universe and whatever else was formed, these elements did not stop at our planet and with the human race.

  6. Clearly, I do not believe that life springs up from nothing such as the cases of spontaneous generation; however, if all components for life are available and a sufficient amount of time is awarded, there is a possible chance that a simple life form could form.

  7. Earth was created by many metallic and rocky materials came together, and was then was bombarded by asteroids for years.

  8. During the 1930s, experiments were performed where simple inorganic molecules were mixed together and sparked with electricity (to simulate lightning) or irritated with Ultraviolet light (to simulate the early Earth).

  9. First of all, the beginning of the universe developed about 13 billion years ago with the Big Bang Theory.

  10. It all began approximately 13.7 billion years ago, this is when the beginning of the universe began, and we call this the Big Bang.

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