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If life could arise from non life billions of yrs ago could that happen today?

  1. Feb 23, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Could life arise from non life today? Why?

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    I know that it's not possible today but I'm not sure why?
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  3. Feb 23, 2009 #2


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  4. Feb 23, 2009 #3
    Borek is asking where life could arise--as on Earth or otherwise. If some tasty self-similar replicating organic compounds arose on Earth, they would be easily digested if they didn't come pre-equipped with some protective mechanisms.
  5. Feb 23, 2009 #4


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    HOW do you "know that it's not possible today"? I liked your post better when you were asking if it was possible rather than simply asserting that it is not!
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