One of the great questions pondered by theologians, philosophers and scientists is the origin of life. Darwin proposed that all life began with a single cell. How did that cell originate – spontaneous generation? Where was that cell originally formed - the ocean, thermal vents, outer space? During the twentieth century a number of scientists were able to create in their labs many of the chemicals found in cells. Other labs were able to create ‘proto-cells’ that showed remarkable cell-like properties. However, many intriguing questions remain about how life began on earth. Dr. Bill Eisinger and guest lectures will explore and discuss these topics and more.