Ponnamperuma, Cyril (1923–1995)
[O]ur primary objective becomes the understanding of the origin of life in the universe. This is the scientifically broader question before us. If we can understand how life began on the Earth, we can argue that the sequence of events which lead to the appearance of terrestrial life may be repeated in the staggering number of planetary systems in our universe.Ponnamperuma thus aligned himself with others, including Leonard Troland, Harold Spencer Jones, and Calvin, who regarded the evolution of life as almost inevitable given the right starting conditions. In 1971 he joined the faculty at Maryland.
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