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Author Topic:   questions evolutionists can't or won't answer
Andor
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Message 135 of 141 (53991)
09-05-2003 6:22 AM
Reply to: Message 133 by crashfrog
09-05-2003 12:58 AM


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I don't consider viruses or prions alive as they meet only one of these criteria

But taking too literally that definition, we could consider that bacterial spores, which have been probed to germinate after centuries (and probably even millennia) of dormant state were not alive. Is cryptolife life?

Perhaps in the search of how life started, (and of extraterrestrial life), we should extend that definition, because we (still) have nothing to compare to.


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Andor
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Message 137 of 141 (53998)
09-05-2003 7:29 AM
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09-05-2003 6:48 AM


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But it's hardly something we'd expect to find a whole planet's ecology based on

But what about Mars, or Europa, or the primeval Earth?.

With bacterial spores, is at least very curious that ability to be alive and "not-alive" according to environmental changes.


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Andor
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Message 140 of 141 (54012)
09-05-2003 10:34 AM
Reply to: Message 139 by Mammuthus
09-05-2003 8:26 AM


I agree, but
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...it would only demonstrate the feasability of abiogenesis (no small achievement regardless)....


Is not this the real question?
The investigation has already make clear that there are not impossible steps, life "could" have started spontaneously, no need for other "factors" intervening.
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