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Page last updated:
13 December 2008

Layman's abstract

OOL (2001)

OOL (1998)

Articles (1983-2008) for downloading (pdf)

Other websites


Welcome to the Glasgow Origin of Life web site

Click the underlined text (links) on the left to read the 2001 Origin of Life hypothesis ('OOL 2001'), or the 'Layman's abstract' if you are new to this subject. The 1998 ('OOL 1998') version is included here for reference.

A link to a page with some of our published articles available in pdf format for downloading is also given. See Russell & Hall (2006) for the most up-to-date account and Mike Russell's Webpage at NASA (below) for the most recent published developments..

Go to ('Other websites') for several links to relevant and interesting sites external to our website.

Please forward enquiries to Mike Russell at email below.

Michael Russell,
Former Address: Isotope Geoscience Unit, Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC), East Kilbride, Glasgow, G75 OQF, Scotland.
Current Address:
NASA Senior Research Fellow
Planetary Science and Life Dectection
Section 3220, MS: 183-601
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109-8099, USA
phone: (001)818 354 4985
fax: (001) 818 354 5148
email: Michael.J.Russell@jpl.nasa.gov


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