Ep. 9 - Mattering from Matter with Jeremy Sherman

How could it be that selves, complete with aims, striving to remain alive have emerged from cause-and-effect physics? What was the origin of "mattering" and how might it have appeared on Earth? In his book, "Neither Ghost Nor Machine", Jeremy Sherman along with collaborator Terrence Deacon, outline a testable hypothesis which may soon prove that life is indeed possible under simple chemical circumstances.