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The Stardust Revolution, by Jacob Berkowitz

The New Story of Our Origin in the Stars

Reviewed by John Harney

Until recently astronomy and biology were two entirely separate subjects, but there is now an increasing tendency to connect the study of the evolution of stars and planets to the study of the evolution of living organisms.

To attempt to trace the processes which eventually led to the origin of life, it was first necessary to devise a sound theory to account for the origin of the elements. George Gamow, a Russian who had emigrated to the United States and obtained a position at George Washington University, believed that all the elements were formed at the birth of the universe, in what became known as the big bang. However, there were problems with the details of this theory, mainly that there was no element with an atomic weight of 5 or 8.

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