The origins of intelligent life

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Science  11 Aug 2017:
Vol. 357, Issue 6351, pp. 556
DOI: 10.1126/science.aao0931

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In his ambitious book Life Through Time and Space, Wallace Arthur tack­les an extraordinarily difficult set of topics. What is the origin and fate of the universe? How did life, and eventually intelligent life, come into existence on Earth? How does a fertilized human egg trans­form into a complex person with only DNA to guide development?