The Poetry of Science

Episode 79: A Complexity of Life

November 30, 2020

This episode explores new research, which has found that molecular fossils extracted from 635-million-year-old rocks aren't the earliest evidence of complex life on Earth, but are instead nothing more than common algae.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.  

Read the scientific studies that inspired it here and here.  

Read ‘Hearsay Song’ by John Yau here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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