Bryant Shiller earned an engineering degree from McGill University,
Montreal; worked as a communications engineer prior to becoming an
"The most important aspect of my university education was in
learning how to think like an engineer and discovering that the engineering
mindset can be applied to analyze virtually any set of problems -
'Origin of Life' included."
Always the perpetual student and multi-talented - his intellectually
curious nature led him to consider alternatives to the generally
ineffectual efforts at solving the Origin-of-Life mystery. He recognized
that the "chemical soup" approach favoured by mainstream
science was in trouble and became convinced that the solution to
understanding the bio-life phenomenon required "out-of-the-box" thinking.