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Comment #305681 by phil rimmer


I don't always find myself in agreement with PZ Myers but one area where we have the same opinion is that the frequently stated opinion that natural selection and the origin of life are fundamentally different matters is completely the wrong way to look at things, as it suggests some instant when evolution begun. Instead, it must have been as you say, crap copying chemistry transitioning smoothly to just-good-enough copying, with no single point at which "life" or "evolution" can have said to have started.

Tue, 23 Dec 2008 13:20:00 UTC | #291193