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Hyroglyphx
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Message 10 of 84 (440785)
12-14-2007 3:10 PM
Reply to: Message 8 by sidelined
12-13-2007 11:27 PM


Fortuitous happenstances
Exactly which ingredients do you speak of. The first life? please give us a definition of what you think constitutes life and what is required in order for that definition of life to exist?
I'd say that one should start out with all the amino acids and necessary peptide bonds to make a single protein. You might have better odds for a straight flush playing with 30,000 decks of cards, but with only one Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and 10 cards available in the entire deck.
Edited by Nemesis Juggernaut, : typo

“This life’s dim windows of the soul, distorts the heavens from pole to pole, and goads you to believe a lie, when you see with and not through the eye.” -William Blake

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Hyroglyphx
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Message 12 of 84 (440789)
12-14-2007 3:42 PM
Reply to: Message 11 by molbiogirl
12-14-2007 3:38 PM


Re: Fortuitous happenstances
A protein is not life, Juggs.
Not in and of itself, but it is a building block necessary for life. So it seems that amino acids would be a good place to start in answering Sidelined's question?

“This life’s dim windows of the soul, distorts the heavens from pole to pole, and goads you to believe a lie, when you see with and not through the eye.” -William Blake

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