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What's the origin of life? Today at the university, my professor explain the different possibilities of the origin of life. For example, some people think that molecules were formed spontaneously from gas and thunder on Earth. Other think that life came from hydrothermal vents, or meteorites. What do you think?
Feb 14, 2012 6:37 PM
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What is sure is that life had a progress simple forms to complex forms, that early life was simple but powerful enough to change the earth's atmosphere's composition, so making different life possible; we also know that the evolution pattern was not in (so to say) a straight line; we also know that a 'perfect form of life' in an evolving environment would lead to death in the long run, as differentiation and therefore imperfection is the strategy of evolution; the mechanism of life transmission (i.e. characters replication) is very well known. What is not clear, as it has never been observed in nature, neither done in an experiment is the critical passage from non-life to life; I truly believe that this happened, maybe in several millions occasions and only once in a while the life was also capable of replicating, therefore joining the destiny of its host planet. I also think that it is not 'what I think' that matters, but what 'science knows'. In other words, would you ever ask: "what do you think: does oxygen combine with hydrogen ?" you will ask: "what do you know: does oxygen combine with hydrogen ?" The problem is that (at least to my knowledge), nobody really knows! So, let's wait and do your best to find a piece of the answer, and hope to reach a complete answer before that dear yellow star in the day sky runs out of fuel.
February 14, 2012
Hmm. I think taking a walk in nature and gazing at stars - at least for me - are much better places to contemplate the origin of life, than is a university classroom. I have done both.
February 14, 2012
Seda you can tell me your point of vue, even if it's not scientist!
February 14, 2012
By curiosity :) I'm a scientist but I like knowing the point of vue of many people
February 14, 2012
I prefer to know how Philosophers think of that .I like to know how religious philosophers discussed it .
February 14, 2012
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