Primordial Soup

September 24, 2009 · 2 comments

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I found this video of Julia Child explaining the Miller-Urey experiment, and thought I’d share it with you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pt0rIZ3ZNE&feature=player_embedded

I don’t know about you, but I wish more of my science teachers had been as enthusiastic about their subject as Julia is. When I first read about this experiment, I got all fired up and was determined to reproduce it in my high school chemistry lab. Unfortunately, my lack of access to custom-blown glassware, spark electrodes, and flammable gases killed that idea.

It’s a good thing Julia got more people excited about cooking other soups. Imagine how many home explosions we would have read about if everyone who saw this video got as excited as I did.

2 comments

Terra September 25, 2009 at 6:39 pm

That is truly delightful. I wish she’d recommended a wine to go with it, though.

David September 25, 2009 at 11:23 pm

Vino veritas, I’d think.

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