The goalposts have been moved.
post#6Unfortunately, life is not that simple!
posts #41 &42Really this should all be in the Philosophy section.
I kind of think you have a point... except you don't.
My question is specifically about a simple definition of "life" which may be plotted into physics as a vector both on the small and the large scale.
That being said, the third option is that life inevitably followed from the conditions that were present. i.e. on one hundred Earths in identical conditions, all of them would develop life.
My money is on this third option.
I'm sorry, but this is a terribly limited view of Physics. I refuse to let biologists have all the fun (and grant money).
Is this nothing more than the Anthropic Principle?
Anthropic Principle? No.
You could make a vat of primordial soup and hit it with lightning until it developed the precursors to life, and ultimately life.
If you did this with 100 vats, and all 100 produced life, then the conclusion might be that life is not due to chance, that it is inevitable consequence of the conditions present.