A New Look At The Origin Of Our Species

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posted on Apr, 27 2014 @ 11:44 PM
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a reply to: eisegesis

I'm not sure I understand the point you're making. Yes, indeed, the definition of life is problematic. It always has been. That does not alter the fact that, unless you are a pantheist, there is a difference between animate and inanimate matter. We may not be able to define it exactly, any more than we can define exactly what intelligence is, or love, or consciousness, or a great many other things that we all recognize but cannot define, but we can be sure it exists.

And even if you are a pantheist, the distinction between life and non-life is nevertheless a useful one for practical purposes.




posted on Apr, 28 2014 @ 05:44 AM
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Fascinating thread.

Prior to this, RNA World suggested that the conditions (and chemical ingredients) for life were fairly narrow, implying that life in the universe might be a relatively infrequent occurrence. However, these findings suggest that the primordial 'soup' can be made of pretty much any old ingredients, and you still get metabolism.



posted on Apr, 28 2014 @ 06:04 AM
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the New Scientist article you shared with us in the OP.... is Not the first time I have read this discovery

I really think there was a publication of a very similar article some 4 or 6 years ago
the mechanisms put forth which work outside of a cell membrane eventually were encased in a cell membrane,
this goes for optic reactions too... before the eyeball evolved

interesting stuff

I seem to recall that the article I thought I read some years ago... went into the possibility that life, leading to cells developing may have started in the clouds=air=atmosphere and not the ocean which is the predominant theory around today...

I have always favored the generation on life & pre cells being borne in the clouds myself

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posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 05:38 PM
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Thank you, all who participated. I am a very neutral guy and would just like to present things as I see them rather than try to convince. I am none of the things I have been labeled and will continue to post what I find interesting.

Thanks again...



posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 05:56 PM
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Great post S&F:
Yes sir you continue to post about things that you find interesting and you will find there are others who appreciate your effort. No matter what subject there are detractors and or those who bring forth valid arguments, which is actually good... someone might learn something; press ahead my friend.





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