posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 12:22 PM
Originally posted by ImaFungi
reply to post by rhinoceros
would the cause of the original RNA molecules coming together,,being able to self replicate,, and choosing (?) to self replicate fall under the
category of instincts?
or is it just uncontrollable chemical reactions with patterns and thresholds of time/rhythm for reactions which propel and draw momentum for the next
I think the first pile of molecules that underwent self replicating chemical reactions did so accidentally. If you put a bunch of organic molecules
together with some energy to serve as a reaction catalyst, and give those molecules/reactions several million years of doing stuff, they could
eventually just stumble upon a chemical reaction that is self replicating.
No initial life required; no instinct required.
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