An Overview of Cosmic Evolution

Life in the Universe
  • Book chapter
  • 10 pages
  • Level: university

Fr. George V. Coyne, S. J., Director of the Vatican Observatory from 1978 to 2006, writes that since chemical complexity and then life itself came about as part of the evolutionary history of the cosmos, it would be helpful to have an overview of that history.

This is a chapter in the 2004 book Life in the Universe: From the Miller Experiment to the Search for Life on other Worlds. Click here for a preview of this overview from Google Books.

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