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Moore’s Law and the Origin of Life

Hmmm

These guys argue that it’s possible to measure the complexity of life and the rate at which it has increased from prokaryotes to eukaryotes to more complex creatures such as worms, fish and finally mammals…

That raises an interesting question. What happens if you extrapolate backwards to the point of no complexity–the origin of life?…since the Earth is only 4.5 billion years old, that raises a whole series of other questions. Not least of these is how and where did life begin…

if life takes 10 billion years to evolve to the level of complexity associated with humans, then we may be among the first, if not the first, intelligent civilisation in our galaxy. And this is the reason why when we gaze into space, we do not yet see signs of other intelligent species.

 

From MIT Review

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