The Origin of Life – An Inside Story

Featuring Dr. James Tour, T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Rice University

Dr. James Tour is one of the ten most cited chemists in the world, has over 600 research publications and over 120 patents, was named among “The 50 Most Influential Scientists in the World Today,” and was ranked as one of the Top 10 chemists in the world over the past decade. Dr. Tour will speak on abiogenesis, the prebiotic process wherein life, such as a cell, arises from non-living materials such as simple organic compounds. An opinion will be rendered showing that current theories and assumptions for how life began are not substantiated, and that the strongest evidence against the proposals of current prebiotic research is the researchers’ own data.

Dr. Tour will be in person at Faith Bible Church in The Woodlands and simulcast live to Kingsland Baptist in Katy.

For more information and to RSVP, visit the Houston Chapter Facebook event page.

This event is part of the Deeper Dive follow-up sessions, a series of events following the Greater Houston ORIGIN premiere, designed to continue discussing topics raised in the film. These events are hosted by the Houston Chapter of the Science & Culture Network. For questions, contact