Re: poly: Cosmological revolutions

From: Anders Sandberg <>
Date: Fri Jul 17 1998 - 01:57:17 PDT

"Richard Schroeppel" <> writes:

> The most plausible model for the origin of life is that it requires
> 10^100+ chemical trials for the right combination of circumstances
> to occur.

So which is this model? Your claim seems not to fit in well with the
current thinking about autocatalytic networks of RNA-like molecules,
which would have a much faster evolution. In fact, it sounds like a
common creationist claim, based on the idea that the molecules must
randomly bump into each other to form a cell or something similar,
instead of the bootstrapping process of increasing complexity most
paleobiologists subscribe to.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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Received on Fri Jul 17 09:00:00 1998

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