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.


Read this episode’s science poem here.  

Read the scientific studies that inspired it here and here.  

Read ‘Hearsay Song’ by John Yau here.


Music by Rufus Beckett.


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