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"From the Ted Talk by Lee Cronin: Making matter come alive"

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What I'm going to try and do in the next 15 mneuits or so is tell you about an idea of how we're going to make matter come alive. Now this may seem a bit ambitious, but when you look at yourself, you look at your hands, you realize that you're alive. So this is a satrt. Now this qseut saettrd four billion years ago on planet Earth. There's been four billion years of organic, biological life. And as an iiornngac chemist, my friends and colleagues make this distinction between the organic, living world and the inorganic, dead world. And what I'm going to try and do is plant some iedas about how we can transform inorganic, dead matter into living matter, into inorganic biology.

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What I'm going to try and do in the next 15 _______ or so is tell you about an idea of how we're going to make matter come alive. Now this may seem a bit ambitious, but when you look at yourself, you look at your hands, you realize that you're alive. So this is a _____. Now this _____ _______ four billion years ago on planet Earth. There's been four billion years of organic, biological life. And as an _________ chemist, my friends and colleagues make this distinction between the organic, living world and the inorganic, dead world. And what I'm going to try and do is plant some _____ about how we can transform inorganic, dead matter into living matter, into inorganic biology.

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What I'm going to try and do in the next 15 minutes or so is tell you about an idea of how we're going to make matter come alive. Now this may seem a bit ambitious, but when you look at yourself, you look at your hands, you realize that you're alive. So this is a start. Now this quest started four billion years ago on planet Earth. There's been four billion years of organic, biological life. And as an inorganic chemist, my friends and colleagues make this distinction between the organic, living world and the inorganic, dead world. And what I'm going to try and do is plant some ideas about how we can transform inorganic, dead matter into living matter, into inorganic biology.

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