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How did life emerge on Earth? How have life and Earth co-evolved through geological time? Is life elsewhere in the universe? Take a look through the 4-billion-year history of life on Earth through the lens of the modern Tree of Life! This course will evaluate the entire history of life on Earth within the context of our cutting-edge understanding of the Tree of Life. This includes the pioneering work of Professor Carl Woese on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus which revolutionized our understanding with a new "Tree of Life." Other themes include: -Reconnaissance of ancient primordial life before the first cell evolved -The entire ~4-billion-year development of single- and multi-celled life through the lens of the Tree of Life -The influence of Earth system processes (meteor impacts, volcanoes, ice sheets) on shaping and structuring the Tree of Life This synthesis emphasizes the universality of the emergence of life as a prelude for the search for extraterrestrial life....



Sep 06, 2017

Superb instructor!\n\nAnd very precise and detailed information.\n\nThank you so much for putting together such a beautiful course.


Mar 16, 2019

Enjoyed every minute of the course and learned so much at the same time!


1 - 生命起源 的 17 个评论(共 18 个)

创建者 Richard K

Mar 23, 2019

very well done. i would like to have the quizzes graded without having to pay.

创建者 Channa G

Mar 16, 2019

Enjoyed every minute of the course and learned so much at the same time!

创建者 Michael S

Jan 14, 2019

Course is top-notch. It is nothing less than an excellent survey of the 4.6 billion year history of life on Earth and beyond. The lessons are well researched and presented with intelligence and wit by Dr. Bruce Fouke and Ms. Carley Miller. Content and delivery are ideal for distance learning. The material draws from among the fields of geology, paleontology, biology, and the ground-breaking work of Carl Woese. There is sufficient challenge in the quizzes and discussion topics to really engage with the material and learn. Highly recommended!

创建者 Anthony D M

Apr 09, 2018

Very Interesting subject matter.

创建者 DC

Mar 28, 2018

This course really jumps from one broad aspect to another. I really hate that unlike edX, you cannot really do much without purchasing the course. Whenever you resume, it takes you to the orientation quiz that you can't even submit without buying the course (can't even do an orientation quiz for free?). And if you don't pay attention to what you can or cannot do if auditing the course you can do a whole assignment then find out you can't even submit it. This should be spelled out before you begin.

创建者 Ramkumar.D

Feb 07, 2018

very useful

创建者 Victoria C L

Jan 07, 2018

A first-rate experience - some new ideas, some review, all excellent. Good quality speakers. Next time, use cats instead of ferrets, more well-behaved. Ideas are built on each other in a good ed-psych way. Bravo/brava.

创建者 Nikhataaliya

Sep 06, 2017

Superb instructor!

And very precise and detailed information.

Thank you so much for putting together such a beautiful course.

创建者 Sourav C

Aug 07, 2017

The course materials especially the multiple choice questions are intentionally designed to fail students. The assignments are not good and why it should be checked by peers and why we should be subjected to write two different essays on same week and check others for no reasons. There is an over emphasis on Carl Woese and his works and less emphasis on other important course materials, the lectures are not that engaging and not good explaination is provided and students are flooded with lectures on Carl Woese and his greatness which I find pretty baffling and time consuming.

I expected more from this course but compared to other courses this one is more challenging and intentionally designed to over emphasize Carl Woese and fail students by repeatedly bombarding us by needless written assignments.

创建者 Mark

Jun 03, 2017

Good overview course of ALL life even though I was expecting something more on the early emergence of life rather than the Carboniferous-->Mesozoic-->Cenozoic; loses a star for restricting quizzes & activities to only paying members

创建者 Joy S

Apr 27, 2017

Different, fun approach. Basic science.

创建者 Shenyan Z

Apr 11, 2017

Excellent lectures. Personal transformation observed while watching.

创建者 D.

Apr 06, 2017

An excellent course! Drs Bruce and Carlie really made the course enjoyable, and their combination was crucial to my enjoyment and knowledge gained. Thanks so much for the course and the huge amount of work you must have put into it.

创建者 Francine

Nov 05, 2016

Very interesting course, with old jazz music at the beginnings of the videos!

创建者 Tony W

Oct 23, 2016

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创建者 Josef P

Sep 28, 2016

This course offer a lot of interesting topics, but the way of their presentation is not very amazing, so the student loses easily the concentration.

创建者 Sanda B

Sep 21, 2016

Quizzes and assignments cannot be submitted if course is audited.