Origin of Life - A lot of people have heard a lot of things about the origin of life. Perhaps you've heard that living cells were formed in a test tube when some gases were hit with an electric spark. Perhaps you've heard that simple cells can easily form in the lab. Perhaps you've heard that we are getting closer and closer to showing how living things first came from nothing on the earyl Earth. This page will help you sort through what you may have heard by providing you with facts that are current and up to date.