Molecular biologist Peter Borger explains how the theory of evolution came about before the DNA molecule was discovered. With today's knowledge, the theory of evolution must be revised. In this conversation we go back to the origins (the title of Borger's book), but also back to the Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin. What does modern biology teach us about the origins of life on Earth?
We are guests in the prehistoric museum in Boxtel, where Borger talks about his lifelong study of the functioning of DNA, and about what recent discoveries mean for the theory of evolution and the history of life as we still learn it in schools.
Prehistoric Museum: www.oertijdmuseum.nl/
Peter Borger lecture 2022: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHnGkP_GEDI