Sunday, August 14, 2005
Harvard Launches Origins Quest
"Harvard University is launching a broad initiative to discover how life began," reports Gareth Cook of the Boston Globe, "joining an ambitious scientific assault on age-old questions that are central to the debate over the theory of evolution."
''We start with a mutual acknowledgment of the profound complexity of living systems," said David R. Liu, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard. But ''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."